Monday, March 29, 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:

It seems that financial issues may have played a large role in the temporary squashing of Urban Pathways' hotly contested proposal to build a supportive housing facility on Cannon Place [Riverdale Press]

Residents of Manida Street in Hunt Point are considering seeking landmark status for their unique bow-front row houses [New York Times]

A writeup (with accompanying photos) of 'Road to Freedom,' the civil rights exhibit currently on display at the Bronx Museum of the Arts [New York Times]

Ruben Diaz Jr. faces the tough task of finding a suitable use for the Kingsbridge Armory if he wants to consider running for city-wide office in 2013 [New York Post]

IMoveGreen is a new Bronx-based, E.P.A.-certified moving company that uses earth-friendly packing materials and even donates proceeds from each move to pay for tree-planting in the Brazilian rainforest
[New York Times]

Gertrude, the Bronx Zoo's 6 month old baby mandrill monkey, will be revealed to the public this Saturday [Daily News]

It appears that many Bronxites travel to the Upper West Side of Manhattan for emergency food services [Daily News]

The Bronx's Violence Intervention Program, a group dedicated to helping woman who have been victims of domestic violence, is in danger of losing its government funding [NY1]

Union Grove Church in East Morrisania has partnered with Macquesten Development to build a $27 million affordable housing development as an answer to the rising rents plaguing its parishioners [Bronx Ink]



Newburgh Restoration said...

Yes! to the residents of Manida Street considering seeking landmark status for their row houses!!!

Guywithacause said...

It is really disturbing to hear the sheer amount of hunger in the Bronx. The amount of indigent and destitute is really staggering in this borough, but when you have your elected officials squashing developments that provide opportunities, and claim "No job is better than a job"..well...these numbers should not surprise anyone.

Jack said...

The Daily News needs to hire a Subject-Verb Agreement Editor. The headline on the food pantry story is painful --"Bronxites takes long rides..."