The 161st Street BID held an interfaith ceremony on Tuesday encouraging the pope to visit The Bronx.
Some residents were enthusiastic to see the NYCFC arrive, while others had not heard of the team.
The neighborhood has nine murals of famous ballplayers up, and at least one more is on the way.
The team's struggling performance this year is hurting businesses around the stadium, owners say.
The restaurant opened about two weeks ago on River Avenue and 161st Street.
Murals of Ruth and Gehrig were painted on Monday, and a mural of Derek Jeter will join them on Saturday.
Romeo Santos will perform on Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12.
The 161st Street BID set up the bistro on Tuesday.
The 161st Street BID plans to open an outdoor bistro every Tuesday for the summer.
A sampling of some of the best Java joints in the borough.
Children from Head Start partnered with the 161st St BID to celebrate Earth Day in the South Bronx.
Community members packed a hearing about a proposed Bronx home for the New York City Football Club.
The team did not offer to help run or fund the locally organized festival planned for its doorstep.
Residents who want to spruce up the area face resistance from city agencies.
But Cary Goodman, head of the 161st Street BID, still dreams of a rink in South Bronx.
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