Welcome to Bronxie’s Borough!

Bronxie, a male red-eared slider turtle, was adopted by New York Yankees pitcher Nester Cortés Jr. in 2021. Shortly after adopting Bronxie, the Yankees achieved a six-game winning streak, earning the turtle his title as the team’s lucky clubhouse teammate. After bringing excitement to the Bronx’s home team, Bronxie’s mission is to root for the local community from his new home at New Settlement’s Community Center – which is located just twelve blocks from Yankee Stadium – and serve as a champion for the organization’s mission to advance initiatives in education, employment, housing, wellness, and creative expression, and help cultivate an equitable society.

Bronxie Highlights