Luckily, one of our Twitter followers is Patrick Wall of news site DNAinfo. He must have been impressed with our Mission: Small Business campaign, because within 24 hours of its launch, he gave us a call, telling us he wanted to report on it.
Here's a snippet of what Patrick had to say about us:
Online Bronx Merchandise Store Plans Flagship Shop
THE HUB — Selling the Bronx has become a vibrant industry for friends Anthony Ramirez II and John Martin.
The pair filled a gap in the market after noticing a plethora of 'I Heart New York" t-shirts, but no Bronx merchandise.
Within a month, the two were sitting inside a rented helicopter taking aerial photographs of The Bronx to turn into posters. They were the first items sold on their borough-centric clothing
and souvenir website, From The Bronx, set up six years ago.
Now Ramirez and his crew now say they want to win a $250,000 grant to open a flagship retail brick-and-mortar store in the Hub.
“A storefront like this will be more than just clothing,” said Paul Ramirez, 31, Anthony’s brother and the head of customer relations for the company, which operates out of the house where
the brothers grew up in Parkchester.“
It’s all about changing the perception of The Bronx from within the borough.”
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