A lovely three bedroom, two bathroom abode in Highbridge (bought for a steal at $180,000) is featured in this week's 'Habitats' column [New York Times] (BD Note: I just figured out that the author of the weekly 'Habitats' feature, Constance Rosenblum, is also the author of Boulevard of Dreams, the book chronicling the rise and fall of the Grand Concourse...How did I not realize that before? Although her coverage of the Bronx is superb, it appears that Ms. Rosenblum lives in Brooklyn...but we won't hold that against her.)
The Bronx was the only borough in the city to record an increase in employment in the first quarter of the year compared to the year earlier...boo yeah! [Crain's]
A prominent transgendered classical pianist finds a comfortable anonymity living in the Bronx [New York Times]
This week's 'Your New York' column is dedicated to Castle Hill...safety is constantly improving there, and even their public housing projects are going green [Daily News]
**Our poor man's round up was unfortunately unable to access what appears to be a super interesting piece in Crain's entitled, "The Future of the Bronx." The peek they let non-subscribers have said:
The future of the Bronx - Surely, residents of the Bronx need more retail competition, not less - Published date: Sunday, November 15, 2009Anyone out there have a subscription and willing to share a little cut-n-paste of this article with us? Pretty please?