Thursday, March 11, 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:

There will be a meeting this evening at 6pm at the Bronx Museum of the Arts to discuss the possibility of turning a portion of the Grand Concourse into a historic district [Welcome to Melrose]

A bar by bar guide to celebrating St. Paddy's Day in Woodlawn [amNY]

Councilman Oliver Koppell will not support the landmarking of Cannon Place until after an Urban Pathways supportive housing project has been approved for the street [Riverdale Press]

The New York Botanical Garden will be opening a new horticultural education center in midtown Manhattan []

More coverage of BP Ruben Diaz Jr.'s State of the Borough address last week [Riverdale Press]

Riverdale realtor Susan Goldy has been named secretary/treasurer of the New York Association of Realtors [Riverdale Press]

A college football Bowl Game will be held at Yankee Stadium next December [Highbridge News]



Jack said...

The AM NY story is wrong to suggest Rory Dolan's is an place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Bronx. Rory Dolan's is in Yonkers. Also pretty deceptive to suggest the 4, 2 and 5 trains take you "directly" to "Little Ireland", aka Woodlawn. The 2 and 5 take you to Wakefield-- a good 20 minute walk across the Bronx River to Katonah Ave. The 4 takes you to the southern edge of Woodlawn Cemetery, thus the name for the stop -- but not to the neighborhood the article is about. There is a bus at the 4 train terminal that will take you directly to Katonah Ave and locales described-- but still they are really misleading their readers when they say "directly".

All that being said -- Rambling House is the best and is actually in the Bronx! A smart Bronxite will stay away on St. Patrick's Day, though. The place will be packed! Better to visit other days of the year to really appreciate what a fine establishment it is.

Guywithacause said...

Yikes..more Ruben Diaz State of the Borough information. I cringe everytime I read one of these articles: "You can't have public money without a public benefit" says Ruben Diaz.

I believe the public benefits were:

1-Removing a gigantic eye sore from the community
2-Renovating an historic building
3-Creating jobs for the community
4-Providing more shopping alternatives and community space
5-Making the Armory an integrated and essential part of the community

What Ruben Diaz meant to say was "You can't have public money without handouts so I can get re-elected." Ruben, and his base of welfare voters, expect to be given whatever they feel they deserve..and if they don't get it, they would rather not work and hang out on welfare. Thanks Ruben...clearly no jobs, more welfare, and a sinking economic picture are the public benefits you were after. Great job!