Today's question was if Manhattan is an island then Marble Hill is part of the Bronx Mainland. Isaac Moore – Bronx Borough Protectorate, of 'The Great and Glorious Grand Army of The Bronx' marched his army into Manhattan today to proclaim Marble Hill in the name of the Bronx. Photos of the march into Manhattan to claim Marble Hill in the name of the Bronx are below, and his speech went as follows,
People of Marble Hill!
On this great day of May 14th 2016, The Great and Glorious Grand Army of The Bronx has crossed the border of our homeland, and into Manhattan in order to lay claim upon the neighborhood of Marble Hill, and demand your declaration of loyalty to the mightiest, most glorious, and obviously most handsome, borough, and county of The Bronx.
It is clear to us that the borough of Manhattan has been rejecting Marble Hill since the building of the Harlem River Ship Channel in 1895. For 119 years you have been cursed with your connection to the vile island of Manhattan. With our actions here today we release you from the grotesque shame which for over a century has plagued your people.
We bring you affordable-ish rents, humanely priced coffee at old time coffee shops, good music, great food, real bars, the most park land of any borough in New York City and direct access to the mainland of the United States of America. We do not bring you billionaires, television studios, fifteen dollar cocktails, and street corners clogged with slack jawed tourists. No longer must you suffer the spoiled ramblings of the effete bourgeoisie and the ever encroaching menace of hipsterism.
Lewis Morris, signer of the Declaration of Independence and Bronxite once said “Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.”
In that spirit, we The Great and Glorious Grand Army of The Bronx now proclaim the citizens of Marble Hill to no longer be held down by the tyrannical yoke of Manhattan and newly dubbed free citizens of the Borough of The Bronx.
NE CEDE MALIS
Isaac Moore – Bronx Borough Protectorate
The Great and Glorious Grand Army of The Bronx
Above - The Generals go over their battle plan.
Below - The march to Manhattan is on as the group passes the Bronx post office on Broadway.
Above - The army crosses into Manhattan.
Below - On the way to their destination, a young Marble Hill lad is knighted into the Bronx Army.
Above - The Army reaches its destination of the highest point in Marble Hill.
Below - The annexation ceremony of Marble Hill to the Bronx begins.
Above - After the ceremony is complete, the Generals climb down ever so cautiously.
Below - The march back to the starting point now that Marble Hill is unofficially part of the Bronx
Above - The Army now marches up Broadway.
Below - The Army reaches its starting point, and downs some ale now that they have annexed Marble Hill in the name of the Bronx.