Friday, March 26, 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:

City Hall is sponsoring a study to examine the feasibility of living wage requirements with regards to publicly subsidized projects [Crain's NY Biz]
BD Note: Here's a little excerpt from the Crain's piece that we found quite refreshing to read: “Most of the studies and the interest in this area have come from people who are making an ideological or advocacy case rather than taking an objective look at the facts,” said Kathy Wylde, president of the Partnership for New York City. “It's important to try and get at what the implications of these policies are so the next time a project comes along, when there's a decision to be made, there's some independent third-party facts that we can reference.”
'Road to Freedom,' an exhibit dedicated to the civil rights movement, opens this weekend at Bronx Museum of the Arts []

Developers will now have to provide adequate parking in their plans if they want to work on projects in the East Bronx
[Daily News]

The stinky New York Organic Fertilizer Company in Hunts Point vows to keep operating even though the City may cancel its contract with them
[Daily News]

The DOE has approved plans for University Heights Secondary School, which has long been located on Bronx Community College's campus, to relocate to the South Bronx High School campus

Pedro Espada will be holding a census return event outside the Mosholu post office on Jerome Avenue this Saturday
[ via BxNN]

Senator Jeff Klein is being accused of participating in a pay-to-play scheme
[NY Post via BxNN and Buffalo News]


1 comment:

Jay Shuffield said...

It is worth noting that Kathryn Wylde is a member of the new Kingsbridge Armory Task Force.