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A Wholesale Upzoning of all Five Boroughs is a Handout to Developers

An important message from the Historic Districts Council regarding the changes to zoning which the the overwhelming majority of community boards has said no to. Despite widespread opposition, New York City Planning Commission has voted yes to the changes against the will of the people. MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD BY SUBMITTING YOUR TESTIMONY HERE! … »

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Carnegie Hall Comes to The Bronx Tonight at The Bronx Museum!

Let there be Latin Jazz!!

Tonight, as part of The Bronx Museum’s First Friday events, in collaboration with Carnegie Hall, Chris Washburne and the SYOTUS Band will be performing with their own inventive take on Latin Jazz so put on your dancing shoes and let’s get ready to mambo! … »

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One Way We Can Save Our Small Businesses in The Bronx and Citywide

All across the city, we are seeing neighborhoods being destroyed by real estate speculation pushing out longtime residents and established small businesses. Predatory landlords target working class communities inhabited predominantly by ethnic minorities, repackaging it as a “luxury community” which intentionally drives out longtime residents and small businesses. The question is no longer if gentrification is coming to the Bronx, the question is how fast will it happen and what are the consequences to Bronxites? … »

Concourse Yards and Surrounding Bedford Park, Kingsbridge
Heights, Norwood, Van Cortlandt Village, Kingsbridge, Jerome Park,
Woodlawn, Fordham and Riverdale

Bronx Boro Prez Unveils Study for Possible Development Over Concourse Rail Yards

Last year, Bronx Borough Developer, I mean President Ruben Diaz Jr called to study three Bronx rail yards for possible decking to spur further development throughout our borough.

Today he has issued the findings of the report which singles out the Concourse Yards in Bedford Park and nixing out the 149th Street yards in Melrose and Broadway Yards in Riverdale as currently logistically unfeasible. … »

Toronto is way ahead of the game with these trains running in their system.

MTA Reveals Possible Subway Cars of The Future

We won’t be seeing them anytime soon and at the very earliest only 2, ten car prototypes will be ordered for delivery by 2020—ish. That ‘ish’ means we probably won’t see them anytime soon until perhaps 2025 or beyond given the MTA’s track record with advancing technology.

But the future will be interesting and looks like New York City is on pace to joining the rest of the modern world by testing articulated subway cars that will be just one long, open train from end to end where passengers can roam freely. … »

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Tomorrow, Saturday Jan 30th: Bronx LBGT Youth Summit!

Tomorrow, Saturday January 30th, thanks to New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYC Council Members Ritchie Torres and Carlos Menchaca, together with the Hetrick-Martin Institute, a Bronx LBGT Youth Summit will be held at Bronxworks Betances Community Center.

The event, called, Love Yourself, Express Yourself, Be Yourself, runs from 10AM through 4:30PM and will highlight what LGBTQ specific services our available to our youth in our borough and will also offer youth-led workshops and presentations. … »

Preliminary renderings of the new 40th Precinct scheduled to move to 149th Street and St. Ann's Avenue.

Artist Interview & Selection for Public Art Commission for New 40th Precinct

You are invited to The Bronx Documentary Center, tomorrow, Thursday January 28th for an exciting event!

The 40th Precinct is moving from its current location in Mott Haven at Alexander Avenue and 138th Street to a more central location in Melrose at 149th Street and St Ann’s as part of a $68.9 million modern facility.

As part of the new precinct, New York City’s Percent for Art, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, has been tasked with finding an artist who will work on a permanent art exhibition for the new 40th precinct. … »

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URGENT: NYC City Council District 17 Candidates Forum Tonight, Wed, 1/27**VIEWING PARTY LOCATIONS**

Since Maria del Carmen Arroyo decided to step down from her role as City Councilwoman representing the 17th district, the area has been without a representative since the start of the new year.

On February 23rd, a special election will take place to fill this void in one of the most visible districts that’s facing many issues including gentrification. (DISCLAIMER: In The interest of full disclosure, Welcome2TheBronx and myself are supporting Julio Pabon, a progressive candidate, who’s running under The Bronx is Not For Sale Platform.) … »

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Watch—City Island Bridge: End of an Era

Last month we bid farewell to the iconic City Island Bridge, the only way on and off the island as the city begins the process of replacing the 114 year old structure (with an ugly causeway-like bridge.

Tommy Breen and his brother have been documenting the project since it began and have put together a rather heartwarming and touching video. … »

This is what service currently looks like in The Bronx and NYC

Elevated Subway Lines & Metro North Shut Down Due to Blizzard, Underground Stations Still Running

Due to the Blizzard, as of 4PM Metro North and NYC elevated subway lines throughout The Bronx, NYC, and region (along with LIRR) have been shut down. Currently only underground stations are running. Buses and Access-a-Ride have been suspended as of Noon and as of 2:30PM there is a ban on non-essential vehicles. All of this is until further notice.

If you MUST get around The Bronx and NYC the above map and information below is what you need to know in order to do so. … »

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Nor’Easter Jonas Brings Blizzard And Coastal Flood Warnings; Con Ed Expects Area Outages

With nor’easter Jonas approaching New York City, warnings have been issued and Bronx residents should take precautions especially our residents in the East Bronx particularly Throggs Neck, Country Club, City Island, Edgewater Park, and Silver Beach.

According to the marine forecast, tides will be 1-3 feet higher than normal starting tonight and into Sunday in the coastal areas of The Bronx on the Long Island Sound. … »