Thursday, December 31, 2009

Super Round'em Up

As you could probably tell by our light posting this week, we were away from the hustle and bustle for a few days. We're back now, and here's a Super Round'em Up of Bronx-related stories we missed while we were gone...

Julia Vitullo-Martin, the Director of the Center for Urban Innovation, has some strong words regarding the failure of the Kingsbridge Armory development plan [Daily News]

The Daily News Editorial Board accuses Ruben Diaz Jr. of 'spinning fantasies' with his plans for the Armory becoming a green manufacturing plant due to the lack of any real interest from investors [Daily News]

A Local 608 carpenter questions the Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union's sudden interest in living wage jobs with regards to the Kingsbridge Armory [NYC Independent Media Center]

A Riverdale resident has plans to open a microbrewery in the South Bronx, making the BoogieDown 'the birthplace of hip hops' [Riverdale Press]

The Briarwood Organization will develop a $90 million affordable housing project in the South Bronx [Crain's NY Biz]

An up-close look at the Ebling beer caves unearthed by construction workers in Melrose [New York Times]

The DOT gives best Christmas gift of all to residents of Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, and Van Cortlandt Village - reduced alternate side parking rules [Daily News]

Councilman-elect Fernando Cabrera vows that the Armory will not sit vacant for long on his watch []

Turns out the swamp the City recently cleaned up near St. Mary's Park isn't so clean after all... [Gothamist]

The famed Morris Park Boxing Club suffered catastrophic fire last week [New York Times]

Residents of Pelham Bay, Throggs Neck, Pelham Parkway, and Morris Park are once again being swamped by solicitations from real estate agents []

A profile of the Islamic Leadership School on Westchester Avenue in Parkchester [New York Times]

Countdown clocks arrive at five stations along the 6 line in the Bronx [Gothamist]

The Daily News examines the borough-wide happenings of 2009 [Daily News]

The Riverdale Press examines the happenings of 2009 [Riverdale Press]

Hope you weren't counting on using a shopping cart while scavenging for sales at the Toys R Us in the Gateway Center...all 500 of them have been stolen [Daily News]

Photog Wayne Lawrence wins the hearts of Orchard Beach regulars with his stunning images...he hopes to one day showcase them at Bronx Museum of the Arts [New York Times]

The Bronx Opera will be presenting DIE DREI PINTOS in the coming weeks []


1 comment:

Guywithacause said...

These are all great posts, but hard to comment on them. I would like to see the Armory articles in a stand-alone segment, as this has really been a top issue and should be seperated so people can comment. All the other items can remain together.