The Bronx

The commission charged with drawing new political boundaries for New York City’s legislative body will take input from the public through the end of August.
Councilmember Marjorie Velazquez is against the Bruckner Boulevard upzoning, for now. That could prevent the land use proposal near a Super Foodtown from moving forward.
At one Bronx library, dozens daily are applying for city-issued identification cards in order to work locally after crossing the U.S. border 2,000 miles away.
And Queens passed Staten Island in 2020 as the borough with the lowest poverty rate, a new analysis by THE CITY shows.
Incumbents survived all but one challenge and progressive groups failed to make new gains — while outside spending failed to make a dent. More than $200,000 on one Bronx candidate yielded just 956 votes.
An annual check turned up 10 self-closing doors that didn’t work at Twin Parks Northwest apartments managed by Reliant Realty Services — including one at the building in which 17 tenants died in January.
With an eye on AOC’s historic upset win four years ago, candidates challenging the Queens and Bronx establishment are looking for an edge in what’s expected to be another low-turnout primary.
A viral post of dilapidated pillars near the George Washington Bridge got New Yorkers wondering: How do you “say something” when you see iffy-looking infrastructure?
The Parks Department is facing a dire shortage of lifeguards for the city’s dozens of pools and beaches with just 480 certified guards.
Jonathan Soto returned a $4,700 donation from electronic trading exec Michael Jenkins, even as voters are getting deluged with pro-Soto mailers from a Jenkins-funded independent expenditure.
Independent expenditures tied to a secretive firm have pumped nearly $200,000 into a bid to unseat a popular Assemblymember. It’s not the first time the mega-wealthy have circled The Bronx.
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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.