Monday, January 26, 2009

Round'em Up

Here are some Bronx-related stories we've rounded up you, our lovely readers, while trolling the interweb with our horse and lasso this fine morning:

A project which set out to commemorate historic Bronx hip-hop sites encourages Bronx residents to get their rhyming on [New York Times]

Two Bronx Catholic schools going 'independent'

If you're not sick of hearing about the Yanks, there's a new book out detailing their fall from grace [New York Times]

'Issue of the Week:' An in-depth looks at how the City has bungled the construction of the water filtration plant at Van Cortlandt Park [Gotham Gazette]

Funkmaster Flex has a new show (set to air on Spike TV this spring) centered around his auto shop in the BoogieDown which customizes cars for celebs and regular folks alike [Daily News] [BD Note: Once again, the Bronx beats Brooklyn in the street-cred department... enjoy watching your Red Hook 'Real World' weenies Brooklynites!]

Say buh-bye to the Bronx Zoo skyfari [Daily News] and [NY1]

Bronx-based nonprofit WHEDCO urging Congress for more funding for struggling nonprofits [New York Times]

Two former Bronx boys discuss the death of newspapers [Washington Post]

Some 'answers' from City Hall as to why the old Yankee Stadium is not yet torn down [New York Times]

Some Bronx businesses having trouble keeping their doors open in today's economy [Daily News]


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