Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Round'em Up

Here are some Bronx-related stories which we've rounded up you, our lovely readers, while trolling the interweb with our horse and lasso this fine morning:

In case you've been out of the loop this weekend, the owner of the American Diner is facing arson charges stemming from the Dec. 21st fire that ripped yet another hole in 204th Street's retail strip [New York Times, Daily News, NY1]

Efrain Gonzalez has a new lawyer and wants to withdraw his guilty plea from May [Daily News] (BD Note: Come on now Effy...stop tying up the legal system with this nonsense and take your medicine like a big boy. And by the way, your new lawyer, Lance Croffoot-Suede, has a name more suitably fit for the porn industry than the legal world.)

Troubles have been mounting ever since new owners took control of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, which is widely known as the birthplace of hip-hop...Housing experts warn that this situation may be replicated in countless other buildings which were snapped up around the Bronx by investors looking for a quick profit during the real estate boom [New York Times]

More on the possible plans for the future Bronx Brewery, including hopes for local community involvement...The partners behind the brewery idea hope to sponsor concerts, sports leagues, urban gardens, nonprofit groups, and beer festivals [Daily News]

The Silver Fox has all the juicy Bronx gossip of the week, including advice on how not to lose a parking spot [Daily News]

Bronx Opera's performance of 'Die Drei Pintos' receives a mixed review [New York Times]

Possible rezoning is on the horizon for Webster Avenue and E. Fordham Road near Fordham U. [Daily News]

Rapper and Alfred E. Smith High School alum Mark Noakes collaborates with other supporters of the school to create a music video to dissuade the DOE from closing the school [New York Times]

A man raised in the Fort Apache section of the BoogieDown is now doing quite well for himself as CEO of a computer business [Daily News]

The renovation of Harris Field across from Lehman College is about $5 million over budget [The Real Deal]

Many Bronx roadways are in serious need of repairs
[Daily News]

A Bronx brother and sister are happily reunited with their father who was in Haiti during the earthquake [Daily News]


1 comment:

Jay Shuffield said...

The new brewery could partner very effectively with community gardens to compost the byproducts from the brewing process.

There is a partnership between the Red Hook Community Farm in Brooklyn and its local Six Point brewery.