Tuesday, March 2, 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:

A reality show dedicated to the operation of the NYC subway system has been put on hold due to budget woes [New York Times]
BD Note: Hey reality show producers - we think a 'Real Housewives of the Bronx' would be a runaway hit. Give us a jingle if you're looking for a feisty stay-at-home mom whose blogging doesn't really pay the bills... Well, to be fair, blogging does offer us the luxury option of having a 2-DVD-at-a-time Netflix account - damn it feels good to be a gangsta!
New York City's chief demographer is a lifelong Bronxite [New York Times]

The dearth of banks in the Bronx (a shocking 29% of Bronxites do not even have bank accounts) spurs the City to offer a straightforward new banking system, NYC SafeStart, which will be offered through ten partner banks...Residents can call 311 for more info regarding setting up an account [Daily News]
BD Note: Daniel Beekman, the writer of this piece, is celebrating his debut as the newest member of the Daily News' Bronx Bureau team. His excellent work over at Bronx Times Reporter leaves us with no doubt that he'll continue to do great things over at the Daily News...congrats Dan!
More on the renovation of Harris Field, which has been stalled due to the discovery of contaminants in the soil [BxNN]

A summary of shopping deals to be had in Westchester Square [Daily News]

The Silver Fox has all this week's juicy Bronx gossip [Daily News]


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