Big ups to Kellster in the Chi-town for forever improving my workout mixes.
The building has been without mail delivery for over a week. It seems that the mail carrier reported to his supervisor that the building still has the older type of mailboxes and it is too difficult to place all the mail in these smaller boxes. The Post Office has told the landlord that he must install larger boxes. They have also informed some tenants that after this Friday, all mail would be returned to the sender. Tenants may only pick up their mail between 3:30 and 5:30 at the Fordham Station. (Major inconvenience for working people and seniors.) I know that there are more than a few buildings in our area with the older, smaller mailboxes and they are not having a problem with delivery. The mailboxes in question are not broken or vandalized.Complaints have been logged with Councilman Koppell's office, as well as Senator Espada's office. Does anyone have any insight on the legality of this issue? Any suggestions as to what other actions the tenants could be taking to reinstate their mail delivery?
I attended the tenant meeting this evening. Senator Espada sent three staff members and Councilmember Koppell sent a staff person. The building manager attended as well as many tenants. There has been some success. The Post Office will start to deliver first class mail tomorrow. The landlord expects to have the new boxes delivered by Monday. Our elected officials made more than a few calls to postal authorities.~ErLu
One tenant, who is a letter carrier in Manhattan stated that there are many buildings in Manhattan with the same type of mailboxes. He said that there are only two reasons for non-delivery of mail. One was broken boxes and the 2nd was a building which is considered unsafe. Neither of these exists at "357".
The phone numbers which one of your readers listed were invaluable. The tenant leader called the Postmaster General in D.C. and received much help. Thank you again for your help. The elected official"s staff asked that the tenant leader call tomorrow if the Post Office does not follow-up.
The consensus was that the problem was caused by the letter carrier.
DreamYard’s Out of School Programs’ high school art and theatre programs, the Bronx Acting Ensemble (BAE) and the Bronx Art Collective (BAC), will be putting on a FREE production of Anansi the Spider at the brand new DreamYard Art Center located at 1085 Washington Ave., Bronx, New York 10456. Before the play, the young audience members will be led through an art making workshop where they will make masks and noisemakers that they will use to be apart of the show! The show show was adapted by the students of BAE and the costume and masks were designed by the student of BAC!~ErLu
The show dates and times are as follows: January 26th, 27th & 29th-workshops begin at 12:30pm, show starts at 1:30pm. There will also be two performances on Saturday, January 30th: 10:30am workshop/11:30 show and 2:00pm workshop/3:00pm show.Please note that folks must RSVP -- to do so, they can contact Cydney Gray at (718) 588-8007 ext. 211 or email email@example.com to get more info. Click here to access DreamYard's website for more info.
WCS’s Bronx Zoo is scheduled to be featured on TLC’s Cake Boss on Monday, January 25th at 9:00pm. The episode features Buddy Valastro creating a cake for the 110th anniversary of the Bronx Zoo. Don’t miss Jim Breheny and Pat Thomas talking about their expectations for the birthday cake; and Buddy and his staff interpreting the zoo visit and turning it into an amazing celebratory cake. Best of all is the cake delivery. Watch for WCS staff members, family and friends who celebrated the milestone event in Schiff Family Great Hall.
Cake Boss follows New Jersey baker Buddy Valastro as he creates larger-than-life cakes for various clients. His award-winning cake designs have been featured in The New York Times, The Food Network, Good Morning America, and many other programs.
The episode’s description is as follows: Chimps, Cinema & Crumb Cake
The crew channels their inner animal when they're asked to make a cake for the 110th birthday of the Bronx Zoo. They also make a cake for the grand opening of the only movie theater in Hoboken, once the client makes up their mind about the design.
BronxWorks has received many inquiries from people about how they can help. As a result, we are taking donations of items such as canned goods, clothing, blankets, bottled water, and first aid supplies like bandages or aspirin.
Donations can be brought to the BronxWorks Community Center at 1130 Grand Concourse (between 166th and McClellan Streets). Items will be received Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the end of this month.
We will make sure that all items dropped off at BronxWorks will be delivered to credible organizations that have the capacity to undertake relief efforts.
Should you wish to donate money, on our website we have listed organizations involved in the relief efforts and provide direct links to them. (Please note that the list does not constitute an endorsement by BronxWorks. Also, beware of spam and bogus email solicitations.)
For more information about donating goods, please contact Marcia Lawrence (718-508-3056; firstname.lastname@example.org ) or John Weed (718-508-3192; email@example.com ). For other inquiries, please contact Ken Small (646-393-4009; firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Friday, January 8th, 6:00 - 10:00 pmClick here for more info.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse (at 165th Street)
South Building - Lower Gallery
Start your New Year's off on the right note! Join the Bronx Museum’s First Fridays! In collaboration with Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood concert series as it will feature a night full of jazz rhythm by The Ben Allison Band. Bassist Ben Allison has been hailed by Jazz Times as a "visionary composer, adventurous improviser, and strong organizational force on the New York City jazz scene, [emerging] as a rising star over the past decade."