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A habitat for travelers in the Grand Concourse

A Puerto Rico native who grew up in the South Bronx has transformed his house into a bed-and-breakfast placed called Mi Casa Tu Casa Guesthouse.

In a feature story published in the NY Times, guests to the spot have come from as far away as China, and some return year after year. In response to the inevitable question about crime, Mr. Pabón says that despite the South Bronx’s dismal image, the neighborhood is relatively safe. “The worst thing,” he said, “is the noise, the trucks and the people playing music at 2 in the morning.”

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