Monday, February 1, 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:

Editorial calls out Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. and Councilmember James Vacca for their inaction as Old London gets ready to move its factory (along with 228 well paying jobs with benefits) from Morris Park to North Carolina...This reaction (or lack of it) 'stands in sharp contrast' to the battle waged by Bronx pols against the development of the Kingsbridge Armory [Daily News]

Residents and business owners in Van Nest must travel to neighboring hoods to do their banking, as the area's last bank closed ten years ago [New York Times]

Bronx man finds free ride to the airport by stealing a police vehicle that was left unlocked and idling in Bronxdale...the vehicle contained a loaded shotgun, but the perp judiciously chose to leave it there undisturbed [New York Times]

Fordham's hoops team actually won a game this weekend []

PS 204 in Morris Heights will be moving to a new building with a gym and a library [BxNN]



MargaretBX said...

Some years ago, Bedford Park merchants and neighbors met with some banks to try to attract SOMEONE to put a bank SOMEWHERE on Bedford Park Boulevard. Maybe its time for another try . . .

Guywithacause said...

Nice to see Ruben Diaz sitting by while more jobs disappear. The reason why he is sitting idly by is because he is incompetent and a career politician trained in the fine art of Bronx politics. What does this mean?

It means that he devotes all of his time grandstanding for votes, making wild and baseless accusations to make headlines and win favor with his core voting blocks, keeps the government checks flowing to keep his voters happy with him (keeping him in office), and of course blaming the world (i.e. anyone else but elected officials) for the Bronx's problems.

You will not only be seeing jobs leaving the Bronx due to his sheer incompetence and political games, you unfortunately will NEVER get to see or hear about all the jobs/businesses/development/investments that are NOT coming to the Bronx thanks to his idiocy and race-baiting.

I wonder what the delay is with that new use for the Armory? What happened to all those wonderful ideas huh? Well I guess he did a great job convincing the Bronx (or rather his present and future unemployed constituents) that no job, an abandoned Armory, no community space, no supermarket, no amenities for the next 10 or so years is a BIG WIN! Yay...thanks Rubencito!