Monday, February 8, 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:

It seems the good life in Edgewater Park and Silver Beach can only be bought by some...a suit alleges that the two Bronx cooperative communities and a realtor representing listings there have been engaging in discriminatory practices [New York Times]

A detailed look at the history and upcoming closure of the Old London Foods factory in Morris Park [New York Times]

Ey ho! This week's 'Living In' focuses on life in the Belmont community of the BoogieDown [New York Times]

One real estate broker calls out Riverdale's Solaria for a bit of misleading advertising regarding financing available for the units there []

Although the national unemployment rate has fallen, the Bronx is still feeling the burn of the recession as they struggle to find jobs [Bronx Ink]

Haven Academy, a charter school in the South Bronx, is the first school in the City dedicated to serving children from broken families [New York Times]

Certain 6 train stations in the Bronx will be closed beginning today for major renovations, but bus service will be offered [Daily News]

More on the 100-bed transitional shelter that the City plans to open in Wakefield [Daily News]

The Bronx News Network, who just celebrated their 2,000th blog post, will be hosting a fundraiser at the Bronx Ale House on February 25th [BxNN]



Guywithacause said...

The article about Silver Beach and Edgewater Park are 100% true, unfortunately. It has been that way for decades, and quite blatant in fact. Not sure why it has taken so long to change that. This realtor will likely lose her license, however, I doubt those 2 communities will change their "rules."

To say they are nice communities, is like saying the KKK are very friendly and just like you and's probably true, so long as you are one of them. Otherwise, you are met with anger/hate/violence, as is the case with those's really quite sad and the owners are overwhelmingly ignorant and hateful.

The Mayor of Melrose said...

I second Guywithcause's response. I graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School and had a number of friends in the area inside and outside of Silver Beach and whenever outsiders would come in it was always like being on parade with all suspicious eyes on you.

My parents were interested in a home there about 20 years ago but were quickly turned off by the 3 references of people who lived there.

My Italian and Irish friends who weren't like their parents or grandparents as far as racist or bigoted, would often tell me that the practice was indeed set up to keep out people who were considered to be "undesirable" meaning black.