Friday, May 7, 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:

Blaming Albany, Bloomie unveils a "bleak" budget for NYC [New York Times]

A food systems and agriculture writer attends the Bronx Food Summit and wonders why it's so darn difficult to get good, fresh food into urban areas...She suggests a paradigm shift must be made to the way food comes into these dense areas [Huffington Post]

A study was recently released by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council which details the possibilities for extending the Greenway through the Bronx to provide residents access to the Hudson River [Riverdale Press]

Bronx Zoo animal keeper Ralph Aversa talking about the arrival of the lion cubs and how their personalities differ [Daily News]

A community farm has been established in Hunts Point and students from Discovery High School in Kingsbridge will help maintain it [Daily News]

The public is invited to weigh in on the rehabilitation of the High Bridge on Thursday night at PS 11 (1257 Ogden Avenue) at 6pm [Daily News]

A look at what divides and what unites the communities of Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, and Van Cortlandt Village [Riverdale Press]
BD Note: The most telling (and insulting?) line of the piece comes from a Riverdale resident who refers to residents "down the hill" (meaning Kingsbridge residents) by saying, “The people down there are more suspicious-appearing to me.”


Anonymous said...

Let's get the Arizona police to come and check to see if those "suspicious-appearing" people are here legally.

Guywithacause said...

The funniest part of the piece I read was "Riverdale is for the rich and famous." If anyone knows people from Riverdale, 5% are rich, .01% are famous, and the other 95% are regular people just glomming onto the rich/famous and their neighborhood.

And for the record, Riverdale has changed equally as much as Kingsbridge and neighboring communities over the past 40 years. It would be pretty scary if it hadn't.