James F. Lyons, right, the Bronx borough president, and an assistant tried to retake Marble Hill from Manhattan on this date in 1939.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Here’s a little history lesson from the New York Times. Many of us assume that Marble Hill is part of the Bronx because it is physically connected to our borough but that wasn’t always the case — and it still is Manhattan. Legally, anyway. Read…
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Rendering of proposed waterfront development in Lower Concourse
New York State Comptroller, Tom DiNapoli released a report today which tells us what we already knew in the Bronx: That there is an affordable housing crisis in our borough.
According to the report, “Incomes and housing costs vary regionally statewide and are generally higher in the New York City metropolitan area, although housing…
Photo by Christina Santucci
From the Times Ledger:
By Alex Robinson
The Sunrise Co-op signed a lease Friday on a 84,000-square-foot space in Hunts Point, at 1080 Leggett Ave.
Many of the group’s members have been without properties to conduct their business since the end of January when they accepted deals worth six months’ rent from the city to vacate their businesses. Some accepted payments…
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Anna and Domenico Agovino at La Casa del Caffe in the Morris Park section of the Bronx.
SUZANNE DECHILLO / THE NEW YORK TIMES
I gave up coffee years ago due to hypertension issues but after reading this article and watching the video, it makes me want to jump on the 5 train and head to Morris Park to see what all the fuss is about.
From the New York Times:
You can travel to La Casa del Caffe, on…
#5 Train at East 180th Street
By Tek Ocean Shores (8/4/09)
The following is a guest article by John Rozankowski, PhD
In January, an article appeared in this blog which encouraged a mass transit enhancement that can be done “NOW.” It proposed that the #5 train run at night, a change which would spare riders from Manhattan to the Bronx two or more transfers.1 I wholeheartedly support this idea…
The joys of finding a working outlet underground. #thestruggle #batterylife #MTA #subway my monthly #metrocard at work.
Artist Natalie Collette Wood works on an installation in the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx, part of a virtually round-the-clock tag team art challenge. See more photos in our slideshow. See more photos in our slideshow. Agaton Strom for The Wall Street Journal
From the Wall Street Journal:
By Tanyanika Samuels
At 2 a.m. Thursday, a weary Aaron Lazansky-Olivas spray-painted pastel yellows and…
A student on a scavenger hunt at Gabriele Stabile’s “Refugee Hotel” exhibition / Bronx Documentary Center
The Bronx Documentary Center, in the short time that it’s been in existence, has become one of the most important cultural institutions of not just the South Bronx but the entire borough.
In just over two years, the BDC has had 5 major exhibitions not only bringing the world to the Bronx…