Friday, May 21, 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:

Looking at a possible reduction in city financing of about 42%, New York Botanical Garden President Gregory Long says they'd be forced to eliminate jobs and cut hours of service if the Mayor's budget goes through as is [New York Times]

The intersection of Briggs Avenue and E. Mosholu Parkway S. will be getting a crossing guard to ensure the safety of kids walking to PS 8 [NY1]
BD Note: This is great news. That intersection is horrible because drivers continually make a very dangerous illegal left turn, which actually puts them going the wrong way on the one-way Mosholu service road. Glad to hear there will be some protection for the kids there.
Kingsbridge Heights residents are protesting a proposed methadone clinic which would operate out of Terrace Health Care Center on Kingsbridge Terrace by Heath Avenue [Riverdale Press]

North Riverdale's W. 259th Street retail strip is starting to look like a ghost town [Riverdale Press]

A reproduction of a 19th century schooner will be docked in the Hudson for tours and sailing outings for this year's Riverfest in Riverdale [Riverdale Press]

A look at how Kingsbridge has changed over the years [Riverdale Press]

The civil rights exhibit currently on display at the Bronx Museum of the Arts is one example of how popular culture playing a huge role in creating a movement [New York Times]


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