Climate experts estimate there is a 1-in-500 chance Hunts Point will get slammed with a superstorm bullseye blast by 2050, the Hunts Point Express reports. That's why a team of designers is working with community members under a HUD grant to design defenses against the next Sandy.
The Community Board 8 (Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights) Health, Hospitals & Social Services Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2013 in the Early Childhood Services Building Conference Room of the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, 3101 Kingsbridge Terrace. Topics to be discussed include resources available to assist sign-up for mandatory coverage under Affordable Care Act and the Montefiore Medical Center's Community Health Needs Assessments.
It will be almost four years before the Kingsbridge Armory is fully transformed into a nine-rink ice-skating Mecca, but Fordham Preparatory School isn't wasting any time. The high school, on Fordham University's campus, just posted a new website featuring its team with hockey hero Mark Messier.
The Yankees will get their soccer arena and a failing parking company will get a windfall. But a report says it'll be decades before New York City sees a dime for the former parkland that it provided for 9,000 parking spaces as part of the deal to create the new Yankee Stadium.
At what might be the last formal appearance of Mayor Bloomberg in the Bronx, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. said that while he never endorsed the mayor, Bloomberg is responsible for significant Bronx progress. "It's good to put politics aside and do good policy for the people of the Bronx and the people of New York City," Diaz said on Saturday at the site of a Bronxchester RFP announcement.
A bid to give $3.5 million in subsidies for FreshDirect's move from Queens to the Bronx hit a snag on Wednesday when the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation asked the New York Empowerment Zone to withdraw the project from consideration. The reason: Rep. Jose Serrano planned to vote against the deal.
Community Board 7 (Norwood, Bedford Park, North Fordham, University Heights) took six months last year to hire their new district manager, Socrates Caba. But he's leaving the job tomorrow, the Norwood News reports .
A massive backlog in felony cases in Bronx courts has been cut dramatically, judicial leaders said Wednesday. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti said that an initiative started in January had cut the 950 felony cases that were two years old or older by more than half.