Bronx Bombers' beloved Bronxie the Turtle finds new home

A Bronx nonprofit is the new home of Bronxie - the turtle who became a good luck charm and clubhouse pet of the Yankees last season.

News 12 Staff

Apr 7, 2022, 1:49 PM

Updated 799 days ago

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Bronx Bombers' beloved Bronxie the Turtle finds new home
A Bronx nonprofit is the new home of Bronxie - the turtle who became a good luck charm and clubhouse pet of the Yankees last season.
Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes adopted the turtle just before a seven-game winning streak.
Nestor Cortes (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Bronxie is moving 12 blocks from Yankee Stadium to New Settlement's Community Center. New Settlement is a nonprofit that "aims to break systemic barriers, advance justice, promote leadership and strengthen neighborhoods in the Bronx."
“My teammates and I are so happy that Bronxie has found such a great home so close to Yankee Stadium, where he can be cared for by the staff and children at New Settlement,” Cortes said. “Bringing the little guy into our clubhouse last year brought our team together when we needed it most, and I know he’s going to have the same effect on the kids who get to see him and look after him every day. We are no doubt going to miss him but we know Bronxie is going to get a lot of love from his new family.”
The nonprofit says Bronxie will live near its reading nook at the center.
“As an organization that is rooted in serving the Bronx community, we are thrilled that the New York Yankees chose New Settlement as Bronxie’s new home,” said Rigaud Noel, executive director of New Settlement. “We’re excited to welcome him to our Community Center, where he will cheer on community members and the youth we serve through our education initiatives. We also offer our appreciation to the Yankees for providing the resources for his new habitat.” 
More information about New Settlement can be found HERE.


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