Monday, March 16, 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:

Forgotten-NY does a bang up job profiling Hunts Point [Forgotten NY] (there's also a link to their previously posted Longwood profile, in case you haven't seen it yet)

Adolfo Carrion not exactly a coupon-clipper when it comes to expenditures
[Daily News]

Terrific profile of the Valentine-Varian House, in all her hairy glory
[Bronx Bohemian]

Westchester Avenue Social Security Administration building sells for $5.6 million [CoStar Group]

Robin Hood Foundation aids in transforming some public school libraries in the Bronx by installing interesting artwork in the renovation process [New York Times]

Morris Park resident making a career out of looking like Prez Obama [New York Post]

Construction on E. 134th Street a bit of a nightmare for local residents and businesses []

Morris Park residents keeping on eye on MP Pub site []

Councilmember Vacca gets Washington Mutual to clean up their graffiti []

Teachers at Fordham High School of the Arts planned to hold a rally protesting their principal's 'reign of terror' this past Friday []

Eliot Engel (who calls himself a 'lifelong resident of the Bronx') is losing his tax break on his Maryland home... cue the violins [New York Times/AP]

NY's First Lady Michelle Paterson in the BoogieDown this past Friday to be honored by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce [NY1]

Youth Minister at St. Augustine in South Bronx isn't necessarily upset that his religious order lost most of their endowment in the Madoff Ponzi scheme []

The Bronx has a roller derby team... [Daily News]

More on the dearth of banks in the Bronx [Crain's NY Biz]

Woman shot by an arrow in Riverdale (we will not make a joke about this incident, even though we really, really want to) [Daily News]


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