Watch Puerto Rican born, Bronx raised Rita Moreno talking about her legacy as she takes a walk through The Bronx with CBS News as she’s set to receive Kennedy Center Honors this Sunday, and a new express SBS bus service to speed up travel between The Bronx and Queens.
This Sunday, the Puerto Rican Born and Bronx raised legend Rita Moreno will receive The Kennedy Center Honors at the 38th annual event.
“The 38th annual Kennedy Center Honors will be awarded Sunday evening and broadcast on CBS on December 29th. Over the next few weeks we will introduce you to each of the 2015 honorees, all of whom are being recognized for a lifetime of artistic achievement.
Rita Moreno is one of only 12 performers to have achieved an EGOT by winning the grand slam of show business awards – an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony. Generations remember her for her unforgettable turn as Anita in the 1961 classic West Side Story. But she has had a thriving acting career for the better part of six decades and has been a trailblazer for Latinos in entertainment — a legacy she is most proud of.” – Read the rest over at CBS
Q44 Select Bus Service Rolls Out to Ease Commute Between Queens and Bronx
The city is hoping to speed up travel for Q44 riders by 15 to 23 percent by having passengers purchase their tickets before boarding buses that use dedicated lanes along certain portions of the 14-mile route, according to the Department of Transportation.
The route, which serves about 42,000 riders on a daily basis, “is a vital inter-borough transit link, connecting the Bronx and Queens,” according to the MTA. It also provides “connections to several subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road” and “connects two thriving commercial neighborhoods in Queens, Flushing and Jamaica.” Read the rest over at DNAinfo