Tag: Co-op City

Watch: Bronx Residents Fight to Keep Local Barnes & Noble Open – NY1

Bronx residents are fighting to keep the last remaining general-interest book store in the borough from moving out.

The push started on Saturday when a 24-year-old graduate student heard that the Barnes & Noble near Bay Plaza Mall would close because of a rent dispute with its landlord.

Amelia Ziano started a petition on change.org asking Prestige Properties to keep the store open. She says it has over a thousand signatures so far.

Co-op City Can Have A Subway!

One of the most glaring transit deserts in the Bronx is Co-op City. This development with some 44,000 residents, as well as the northeast Bronx, is in dire need of a new subway line. And it can become a reality if the abandoned trackways of the Bronx Amtrak line are put to use.

East Bronx Metro North Access Gets Major Push By Governor Cuomo

Last week when Mayor Bill de Blasio was inaugurated I published an open letter to him on several items that the Bronx was in need of.

One of the major items I mentioned that instead of hundreds of millions of dollars going to corporate subsidies that hurt communities rather than benefit them was to use said monies for fast tracking four new Metro North stations in the East Bronx.