Tuesday, January 26, 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:

A judge throws out lawsuit that would have required that the City do a comprehensive study of the social services available in a neighborhood before setting up a homeless shelter in a community [Daily News] (BD Note: This would seem to me like a perfectly reasonable expectation from a community being considered for new housing for the homeless...It wouldn't prevent the creation of housing for the homeless, it would simply prevent the over-saturation of homeless housing in a particular neighborhood. What gives? Anyone out there have any idea how to get statistics which would show the percentage of social services/transitional housing/homeless shelters which have opened or are planned to be opened in the BoogieDown as opposed to other boroughs?)

Residents in Wakefield are also weary of a proposed Supportive Housing Development which would be placed in the middle of their already struggling retail area [Yournabe.com]

The Silver Fox has a round up of all the City Council committee chairmanships [Daily News]

Tempting fate, it's reported yet again that the sculpture in front of the Bronx River Art Center in West Farms Square is still graffiti-free six months after its installation [Daily News]

~ErLu

2 comments:

Jose said...

Another article on the sculpture in West Farms? Really? Many thanks to the Daily News for so much faith in us savages up here in the wild North.

So many other great things to report on up here and they choose to drop a filler follow-up article in... reeks of laziness.

Shonky said...

This is kind of like the bill orielly comment about eating in harlem....
"There was no one saying bring me some more iced tea mf'er"

Because it is the black brown yellow bronx we expect graffiti?