Here's a look at some stats that should put a hard-earned grin on quite a few Bronx residents' faces. Of the $1.344 billion planned allotment, here's who's getting what:
#1. Bronx $400 million
#2. Manhattan $354 million
#3. Brooklyn $273 million
#4. Queens $198 million
#5. Staten Island $119 million
So, in case you didn't get that: Bronx - #1, Manhattan - #2!!! I hate to sound glib here - but I'm Just Saying...
The Yankee Stadium Redevelopment projects, Soundview Park and The South Bronx Greenway are the major recipients of the City's largess and these projects will hopefully (and finally!) eradicate the outdated and overstated negative rep the South Bronx has had to endure for the last 30 years!
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