Bronx Sliwa (pronounced as SLEE’ – wuh) is the founder and leader of the Guardian Angels. He is currently in a battle of words with The Bronx Tourism Council regarding his New York Tour. The community principals in the Bronx are against Curtis’ idea of exposing New York City’s underbelly. Instead, they are advising him to get other ‘better’ alternatives. According to Curtis Sliwa, the main purpose of the voyage is to draw attention to the persistent crime problems being faced in the area in addition to focusing on the turbulent 70s.

The Bronx Tourism officials are suggesting to Curtis that it would be better if he took a trip to the zoo or museum. The council recommends to Curtis, and other visitors like him to pay a visit to the New York Botanical Gardens, the Bronx Museum, The Yankee Stadium, and any of the numerous museums, gardens and restaurants. The Bronx council expresses its disenchantment in the founder of Guardian Angel and his much publicized tour, saying it capitalizes on false typecasts.

The area, which was once characterized by felony, misdeeds and unending crimes has significantly improved to a great borough. This does not pass the attention of Curtis who admits that the area is not what it used to be. However, he says that visitors are not limited as they can still get a taste of what the area used to be – what the area actually was. Sliwa nonetheless perceives the entire area as a borough in transition, which according to him, it’s worth visiting.

Despite the disapproval and pessimism that Curtis Sliwa has received from the Bronx Tourism council, and the community leaders at large, he still expresses his wish to associate and work together with the community leaders for the continual betterment of the community in the area, with the best interests at heart.

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