Mmmm … The Bronx!
It’s sometimes not until new development starts threatening a blighted area, and lots of eyeballs are focused on it from the outside, that neighborhoods develop their own organizations to improve conditions. Meet the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance:
Our neighborhoods are saturated with junkyards, waste transfer stations, brownfields, and Read More
Sheldon Solow’s development near Robert Moses Park, the privatization of a public park planned for the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, the mounting constructions in downtown Manhattan, and the fight for public parks over market space in the South Bronx: The overtaking of public spaces by private investors and developers has become a regular routine Read More
Bloomberg’s State of the City
Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City address won praise from leading Democrats as well as Republicans, and with good reason. It outlined an ambitious agenda grounded in everyday reality, not in divisive ideology. Rather than rest on his achievements, the Mayor is pressing forward to new challenges.
As Read More
The developer who brought Chelsea Market to Manhattan now wants to replicate it in the South Bronx.
Irwin Cohen, who introduced Manhattan to the concept of “food purveyors,” is floating a plan to build a new home for 16 ethnic food merchants who are about to get kicked out of the Bronx Terminal Market. Read More
Campaign blogs are, it’s increasingly clear, generally a bad idea. Mostly because nobody reads them — except your opponent’s researchers.
As in this release from the Bloomberg campaign:
FERRER: WRONG ON HIS OWN RÉSUMÉ
Ferrer personally wrote blog item telling voters that he was “educated in public schools for most of my education” – an Read More
Crain’s is reporting that the Fulton Fish Market’s move to the Bronx is being delayed yet again.
The Bronx fish market, which will supposedly generate 700 jobs in the borough and $1 billion in economic activity to the South Bronx, was supposed to be up in a few weeks’ time.
Janel Patterson, the Read More
If, like us, the only paper you’ve had a look at over the weekend is the Bangor Daily News, (our favorite vacation paper!) The Real Estate is happy to oblige you here with a round-up of the weekend’s real-estate coverage.
The Times has already pumped up the South Bronx as the new real Read More
Freddy’s fundraiser at Coda last night was closed to the press (new regime!), but a Politicker spy tells us that the event was well-attended, and that the candidate really turned it on for the first time in a while. He promised to fight and throw punches. He also went after Mike for spending money on Read More
The folks over at the Center for an Urban Future aren’t going to like this, but Joel Kotkin has a new article arguing fairly persuasively that the future is actually suburban. Planners, architects, and environmentalists, he says, should get used to it.
Kotkin offers some data to back up Read More
We reported yesterday on social service organizations in East Harlem and the Bronx that were promised grants last year by Republican State Senator Olga Mendez. She lost her reelection, and the State Senate took the grants away.
State Senator Jose M. Serrano‘s office has given us a list of the organizations that got, Read More