Friday, April 30, 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 look at why this second lawsuit filed by AG Andrew Cuomo against Pedro Espada Jr. packs even more of a punch than the first one [Village Voice]

A whistleblower who worked on Espada's campaign out of his Soundview HealthCare Network says that all sorts of campaign-related activities took place within the nonprofit and Soundview employees were even pressured to help out []

There will be a swanky Upper East Side fundraiser hosted by the Lasry family on May 26th [Daily News' Daily Politics via BxNN]

An exhibit dedicated to the botanical passions of Emily Dickinson opens today at the New York Botanical Garden [New York Times]

Baby lion triplets make their debut at the Bronx Zoo today [Daily News]

Tracy Shelton will join the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Van Cortlandt Development Corporation as the new director [Riverdale Press]

PS 47 students helped create a new community playground in Parkchester as part of Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC Initiative [NY1]

And another new playground debuted this week in Morrisania/Hunts Point - it is modeled after the first rotary printing press [New York Times]

Part of the Van Cortlandt Park Parade will finally open sometime this May [Riverdale Press]

There will be a fundraiser in support of the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center on May 13th at the Lehman College Music Building [BxNN]



Guywithacause said...

Just for the record...this is a playground, not a park. And secondly, it is not in Longwood but on the border of Morrisania and Hunts Point. The community was formerly known as Foxhurst, however that name is never used anymore.

Longwood is well south of this area.

Boogiedowner said...


Anonymous said...

And here I thought a playground was a type of park. Silly me!

Guywithacause said...

Anonymous it is important to distinguish the difference between a new park opening and a new playground. The city can easily open many "playgrounds" in communities and claim they have increased parkland, when the reality is it is nothing more than a swingset and is not any greenspace whatsoever.

Am I happy to have a playground open. Yup. But we should note that this is not a park, but a playground. There is a susbtantial difference between the two and the line should not be blurred.