Monday, February 22, 2010

Round'em Up

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

Residents of Edgewater Park and Silver Beach Gardens, two cooperative communities nestled near the Throgs Neck Bridge that are currently being sued for an allegedly discriminatory application process, defend their strict three in-community reference rule [New York Times]
BD NOTE: Hey, did you know Councilman Jimmy Vacs lives in Silver Beach Gardens? He is quoted in the piece as describing the allegations of discrimination as "abhorrent" and says he knows people "of all religions and races" living in Edgewater and Silver Beach Gardens. Um, Jimmy, I'm calling bullshit on that one.
A controversial charter school's move to the Bronx has been scrapped after critics questioned how the school secured the highly sought after space at the soon to be phased out Alfred E. Smith High School...The charter school was founded by Richard Izquierdo Arroyo (grandson of Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo and nephew of City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo), who is under indictment for allegedly embezzling money from a nonprofit he runs [Daily News]

A cardiologist fellow at Montefiore Medical Center keeps in touch with her Middle Eastern roots by setting up what is essentially a comfy hookah lounge in her Riverdale apartment [New York Times]

The BoogieDown gets the gold medal over Vancouver with regards to art deco architecture [Bronx Bohemian]

A team of doctors at Montefiore Medical Center have provided a 14 year old boy from the Philippines with the opportunity to possibly walk again after severe scoliosis went untreated and caused major damage to his spinal cord [Daily News]

NY1 Bronx reporter Dean Meminger was honored at a ceremony at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on Friday for his contributions to the African American community [NY1]

Some of the busiest subway stations throughout the City, including the Yankee Stadium and Third Avenue/149th Streets stations in the Bronx, will be receiving some TLC to improve shoddy conditions [Daily News]


1 comment:

Guywithacause said...

Yup..looks like Silver Beach and adjacent "private only" communities are now saying "we aint racist." When the cameras are rolling..nobody ever is.

Turn the cameras off, and ask any local, they will tell you squarely, and with no hesitation, that they work hard to keep "them" out. If you noticed the list of occupations, you will not note any professional, educated people, but the same Archie Bunker blue-collar workforce of cops, post office, etc.

The racism is blatant and common, and they will tell you to your face, so long as the cameras are off of course. The realtor is only doing what the cooperative has instructed her to do: for "desirable" (white) buyers, get the 3 recommendations, for everyone else, screw them. It's that simple and has been going on for decades. Don't believe me...take a stroll over there and find out for yourself...just make sure the cameras are off.