The Bronx

Proposed state-backed banks could help poor New Yorkers get accounts and loans. A lot of Democrats are on board, so why isn’t Andrea Stewart-Cousins convinced yet?
Lobbying records indicate Ruben Diaz Jr. is on a six-month $120,000 retainer to lobby the city on behalf of Dynamic Star LLC, the developer behind Fordham Landing. At 40 acres, the anticipated $2 billion development along the Harlem River waterfront dwarfs Hudson Yards.
Former Mayor Bill de Blasio terminated a Trump company’s contract to run Ferry Point Park golf course last year citing the ex-president’s role in stirring up the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
Speaker Adrienne Adams will use the Council’s central fund to pay rent at members’ district offices, freeing up money to dedicate to staff and the community.
The worst-performing subway escalator in The Bronx — at the Gun Hill Road stop on the No. 2 and 5 lines — is also one of the newest in the borough, having been in service 17 years at the station. Most Bronx subway escalators are more than 20 years old.
The shelter on White Plains Road was to be run by Westhab, in a building owned by David Levitan, once identified by the city as one of its “worst landlords.”
“Participatory budgeting” directing funds to community projects comes to parts of the borough formerly on the sidelines — but some local reps are reclaiming control over funds formerly steered by the people.
Twin Parks tenants now living in hotels had been getting hot meals delivered by the distinguished World Central Kitchen. But when that organization pivoted to Ukraine, a group run by a mayoral pal stepped in.
Spring opening is around the corner for the luxury Ferry Point Links and its restaurant, without a long-awaited ruling from a judge who’ll decide whether to bump the Trump Organization.
Bronx bars and souvenir stores barely clawing their way out of COVID shutdowns face a delayed start to the season at best.
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Ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft have decimated the market for green taxis.
A Bronx couple who say they are among dozens if not hundreds of New Yorkers unfairly billed by the Brooklyn-based physicians
Windows spontaneously shatter and regular flooding keeps a floor of trial rooms off limits at the courthouse, designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects
One seat possibly in play is the newly drawn State Senate district currently occupied by Democrat Diane Savino.
With three in four shelter applications rejected, advocates demand permanent adoption of a pandemic pause on children cycling in and out of a Bronx intake center.
A pattern of maintenance problems may have contributed to destructive blazes, including one that killed a 6-year-old.
Complaints abound at Stratford Tower, where residents worry about the risk of running too many space heaters following the deadly fire last month just two miles away.
In The Bronx, federal leaders announced proposed measures to ensure doors snap shut in federally aided apartment buildings — a lifesaver in case of fire.
City records show 18,305 open code violations for apartment and stairwell doors that fail to spring shut on recent inspections — the malfunction that made a recent Bronx fire so deadly. The problem has persisted despite past tragedies and stepped-up penalties for landlords, even in buildings next door to those that burned.
They’re the entry level of local government, but what do community boards really do? And how are members chosen? It’s application season, so here’s a guide for anyone who wants to get involved.