Monday, March 30, 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:

Great Bronx items in the Times this weekend, including City Island featured in the Real Estate section's 'Living In' column, and Katie Bindley scoring the cover page of the City Section with her piece taking a look at how Yankee Stadium's teeny tiny move across the street may effect some local businesses (Katie was interviewed regarding the piece on NY1's 'New York Times Close Up,' but we haven't been able to find linkage online yet... Congrats Katie!)

After 25 years, a kooky crazy court battle determining family ownership of several Bronx properties finally nearing an end
[New York Times]

Why can't the City figure out who should be cleaning up a smelly, mosquito-infested swamp in the South Bronx? [CBS2 News]

A look at what makes KIPP charters schools (which began in the South Bronx) work so well [Washington Post] (you can also click here to read a New York Post story about some union drama they're having at two of their locations)

Sen. Gillibrand brings 'Congress at Your Corner' to the Bronx [NY1 News]

Community leaders and local merchants come together to aid Westchester Avenue business owners affected by last Sunday's fire [Daily News]

Profile of the South Bronx Food Co-op [Hunts Point Express]

Councilman James Vacca paves the way for scaled back version of 911 Call Center, but City still doesn't have deal with owners of the site [Daily News]

~ErLu

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