Friday, February 13, 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:

Bronx Borough President's Office publishes report on potential landmark sights (sadly, the Perry Avenue rowhouses don't make an appearance...) [Historic Districts Council Newsstand]

Bond issued in 1868 to build road to Bronx racetrack (Jerome Avenue) comes due on March 1st [New York Times]

Joel Rivera schools Mark Green for using the outdated image of Bronx 'single mothers' in his offensive new ads
[Daily News]

Pedro Espada continues to let down working class schlubs like ourselves by protecting rich from taxes
[Daily News]

Proposed cuts to Bx 8 and Bx 14 bus lines spell trouble for Throggs Neck residents [New York Post]

Many Bronx residents seem to support the Lower Concourse rezoning [New York Post]

Bronx News Networks' James Fergusson's recent post regarding local City Council race seems to have struck a nerve with Bronxites... there are 32 comments and counting so far on the post [Bronx News Network]



Jordan Moss said...

What do you know about the Perry Ave. houses? We heard that Koppell was interested in the landmarking them, but haven't yet found out why. If they're the houses on 207th between Bainbridge and Perry, they're not that remarkable are they? Maybe it's just because I lived on that block for a decade that they seem kind of ordinary to me. If you know more, let me know. Thanks.

Boogiedowner said...

We don't have any details about the status of it, but the stretch of houses are on Perry between 201st and Bedford Park Blvd. Those houses are really pretty (at least the ones on the west side of the street). They're the ones that are elevated with stone balconies on some of them...We were actually a little surprised that they weren't on a list of potential landmarks from the boro pres' office...We just heard about the idea at a BMCA meeting a few weeks ago. No real details...