Thursday, May 20, 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:

The City's Deputy Mayor for Economic Development will be stepping down in June...Robert Lieber has overseen many successful development projects around the city (Governor's Island, rezoning of Willets Point, etc.), but was not able to bring to fruition the redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory [New York Times, Crain's NY Biz and Daily News]

Possible Pedro Espada opponent Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter has announced the support of "20 community leaders from the 33rd Senate District." []

A judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of Sam Suzuki, a slumlord who owns the decrepit 1585 E. 172nd Street apartment building
[New York Times]

The Bridge, a Bronx mental health, housing and rehabilitation center, has installed a 'cool roof' which will keep the building 1- to 20 degrees cooler during the summer months [Daily News]

Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. feels the City should not renew a contract for the NYC Teaching Fellows program due to the fact that future teacher layoffs are a very real possibility [BxNN]


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