750 Grand Concourse, owned by Ved Parkash who is considered the city's worst landlord, has 309 building violations. / Matthew X. Kiernan via Flickr

NYC To Withhold Rental Assistance to Slumlords Who Fail To Make Repairs

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and Public Advocate Letitia James have announced that they are forcing 8 slumlords to fix what is known as “the dirty dozen” buildings which collectively have 2,075 building code violations.

Eight of the twelve buildings are located in The Bronx with a total of 1,358 violations of which 750 Grand Concourse is the worst offender with a whopping 309 violations. Most of the buildings are located in the Northwest Bronx. … »

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MTA Budget For Four New East Bronx Metro North Stations Finally Approved

After negotiations for over two years, the MTA’s $27 billion Capital Program has been approved of which $695 million has been apportioned for four new Metro North stations in The East Bronx.

Once complete, the new stations at Hunts Point, Parkchester, Morris Park, and Co-op City will serve as part of the New Haven Connecticut line and whisk away passengers towards Penn Station. … »

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Watch: Final Segment of Old City Island Bridge Is Removed

The Breen Brothers continue to document the saga of the Old and New City Island Bridge in our awesome borough of The Bronx.

Check out their latest bittersweet video showing the final segment between City Island and the mainland being severed. … »

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The Bronx River Alliance Flotilla Offers a Unique NYC Experience

This past Saturday we joined almost a hundred people for The Bronx River Alliance Flotilla taking us on a 5-mile paddling journey down New York City’s only freshwater river.

To say that nothing like this exists within New York City is an understatement for there truly isn’t anything like it in the five boroughs. … »

Boston Road looking North from Allerton Avenue in 1917. A billboard to the right announces the auction of the Lorillard Estate on June 12, 1917 which 1,445 lots were sold and eventually became the Allerton neighborhood./Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library. "Bronx: Boston Road - Allerton Avenue" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1917.

See: Old Images of The Bronx Vs Today

It’s Throwback Thursday so take a journey down memory lane and see The Bronx as it was almost a century ago and see how it looks today. Some things are basically the same but others have changed drastically, from The Bronx River, to Allerton, and Mott Haven to Woodlawn. … »

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Free Shuttle Bus Now Available To Take You To The Randall’s Island Connector!

Now that the Randall’s Island Connector opened last fall, getting to the island’s 330 acres and waterfront access just became even easier for Bronxites.

This past Saturday, thanks to New York Restoration Project’s ‘The Haven Project’ for a greener, and more pedestrian friendly Mott Haven and Port Morris, a free shuttle service launched to get folks over to the island. … »

Evelyn Robellar was surprised by a room full of students and media to award her the Fishman Prize.

Bronx Teacher Surprised With $25,000 National Prize

After thousands of nominations and over 800 applications for 2016, just four lucky and amazing teachers were awarded a $25,000 national prize for their hard work in delivering results in the classroom.

Evelyn Rebollar, 9th to 12th grade high school English teacher at Bronx Arena High School in Soundview is that lucky teacher who made the rigorous vetting process to win the Fishman Prize For Superlative Classroom Practice from The New Teacher Project (TNTP). … »

Evelyn Robellar was surprised by a room full of students and media to award her the Fishman Prize.

Bronx Teacher Surprised With $25,000 National Prize

After thousands of nominations and over 800 applications for 2016, just four lucky and amazing teachers were awarded a $25,000 national prize for their hard work in delivering results in the classroom.

Evelyn Rebollar, 9th to 12th grade high school English teacher at Bronx Arena High School in Soundview is that lucky teacher who made the rigorous vetting process to win the Fishman Prize For Superlative Classroom Practice from The New Teacher Project (TNTP). … »

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How The Bronx Saved America’s National Mammal, The Bison

This past Monday, May 9th, legislation was passed to make the bison, aka the American Buffalo, the national mammal of The United States and now sits along with the bald eagle, the rose, and the oak tree as official symbols of our nation.

But did you know that the bison was rescued from the abyss of extinction right here in The Bronx? … »