Monday, December 21, 2009

Round'em Up

Here are some Bronx-related stories which we've rounded up you, our lovely readers, while trolling the interweb with our horse and lasso this fine morning:

Yet another fire devastates Norwood's 204th Street retail strip [FOX 5]

The Real Estate Board of New York intends to keep reminding Bronxites what they have lost with the collapse of the Armory redevelopment deal [New York Post]

One Bronxite lists the reasons why he hates the Yankees [Bleacher Report]

The economy and unemployment seem to be keeping Bronxites from shopping as much as they did last last holiday season [Daily News]

The Building and Construction Trades Council is also outraged that the Armory deal was squashed, and the Post points out that many of the pols who had a hand in killing it have never actually held private-sector jobs [New York Post]

Wakefield retailers and residents are up in arms regarding the possibility of an HIV/AIDS homeless shelter setting up shop along White Plains Road []



Guywithacause said...

Interesting articles about the Armory. I am glad the RE Board will be showing the true cost to this lost deal. Accountability is needed, and a running tally every day that this Armory remains vacant. Good job guys...Ruben may try to convince the unemployed Bronx residents they are "winners" but we know the truth. Can't wait for those billboards!!

jose said...

Its interesting to note that the editorials that are both FOR the Armory deal are from the right wing NY Post and that the people trying to remind the Bronx what they supposedly lost, are the usual cast of unions and other fat cats like Spinola, who are the ones that would have benefited the most from this project. As usual, their riches would have come at the expense of the people of the neighborhood.

Spinola and his group are now going to try and portray Diaz jr and co. as bad guys because they were fighting for living wages for the people of the neighborhood? The audacity of Spinola and the rest would be funny if it weren't so disgusting.

Anonymous said...

Re: Hating the Yankees. Couldn't agree more. Perhaps if they weren't so drugged up, overpaid, overpriced, and actually lived in the borough they called home, I'd be more of a baseball fan. It's just a team for rich boors. Yeah, I'm sure I'm wrong. But shame, shame, shame on them for stealing our parkland. They take our tax dollars, throw us a few pennies back, and hope we'll keep quiet.

Guywithacause said...

Jose..if you were aware of why the Armory deal died, you would know it WASN'T because of Rube standing up for anything but a small group of "local" businesses and grandstanding for votes. He certainly wasn't doing anything for the community.

This deal was 3 years in the works, and the ONLY viable deal in years and years of trying to do something with the Armory. There was no plan B, never ghas been. There was also never a living wage requirement, that is until a few "local" businesses felt threatened (or rather their profits) and decided to kill the community requested supermarket and ultimately this deal.

Educate yourself. You actually believe Ruben when he says the Bronx residents are "winner" beacause we have a vacant and abandoned Armory for possibly another decade or more, NO job, NO income for many residents, NO services/amenities for the community, NO opportunities. indeed...thanks Ruben!