Monday, April 19, 2010

Round'em Up (Updated)

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 round up of links and summary of the investigation the feds have launched regarding tax and money laundering allegations involving Pedro Espada Jr. and his son [BoogieDowner]

Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter officially kicked off her campaign to challenge Pedro for his Senate seat on Saturday, 4/17, outside of the Bronx Library Center [New York Times, NY1, Daily News' Daily Politics]

The good folks over at Gawker admit they don't know much about Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter, but they do know she's not Pedro Espada Jr. and that in itself is good enough for them []

Marlene Cintron, head of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, spells out her plans to revive the economy in the Bronx, including her goal to bring a major hotel to the area near Yankee Stadium [NY1]

The first full-length painting of Superman which was used to promote the 1940 Superman radio show hangs in the library of Lehman College [New York Times]
BD Note: The article refers to Lehman College as being in Van Cortlandt, what??
Embezzler Richard Izquierdo Arroyo is still serving as chief of staff to his grandmother, Assemblymember Carmen Arroyo [Gotham Gazette]

A school in the Soundview section of the Bronx offers boxing as the part of the sixth grade curriculum
[New York Times]

Actor/director Edward Burns is a teacher at the Ghetto Film School in the South Bronx [Daily News]

Charter Review Commission member Anthony Perez Cassino points out that the Bronx "shares a kinship with the folks from Staten Island" since it can at times seem as if both areas are the forgotten boroughs of NYC []

Rumors are swirling that Adolfo Carrion Jr. may want to be Andrew Cuomo's running mate should he run for NY State Governor [Daily News]

More and more New Yorkers seem to be raising hens in their backyards [Daily News]



Anonymous said...

Keep pluckin' that (backyard) chicken.

Guywithacause said...

I am glad to hear about the acknowledgement that we need a major hotel and supermarket in the Southern Bronx, and that further development of the HUB is on the horizon.

However, the new hotel and new supermarket will NOT come to the area without TAX INCENTIVES/BREAKS from the city. What does that mean? Well I haven't heard a word about how much these jobs would pay (remember that living wage issue that killed the Armory redevelopment)?

Let's see how this plays out..I suspect Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz will be talking out of both sides of his mouth, as usual.

Anonymous said...

It looks like we're a couple of steps away from the majority of Bronx government being located at Rikers.
How's that for a mailing address Pedro?

Anonymous said...

oh, yeah, we really need a major hotel in the south bronx... who is "we" ? on another note, how is Izquierdo still the chief of staff? Tells yu how effective they are