Tag: East Bronx

First Fatality in 2nd Legionnaires Outbreak in The Bronx—Or Is It Still The Same Outbreak?

The 2nd outbreak of Legionnaires in The Bronx, which is centered in the East Bronx neighborhood of Morris Park has claimed its first victim as 13 are confirmed infected.

Although city officials claim that this isn’t related to New York City’s largest outbreak of Legionnaires in history that occurred this past summer in the South Bronx and claimed 13 lives and sickened hundreds, one has to wonder of that is truly the case.

The Rebirth of The Bronx Waterfront at Clason Point

For decades, The Bronx was an ignored environmental mess but for the last 20 years major groups have been working on restoring our ecology and environment. The Wall Street Journal reports on the rebirth of our waterfront at the mouth of The Bronx River which for years was just a wasteland.

Whether it’s the Harlem River in the South Bronx or up in Riverdale, our parks or the Bronx River, thousands of Bronxites are working hard on a daily basis with many organizations to clean and preserve our beautiful borough. We are, after all, the greenest of the 5 boroughs with 25% of our land as parks.

East Bronx Metro North Access Will Not Benefit All Residents If Fares Are Not Modified; Same With Proposed Ferry Service

There has been much talk that finally the East Bronx is on track to getting 4 new Metro North Stations (making for a total of 17 stations in The Bronx) bringing direct access into Manhattan as well as towards employment centers up north in Westchester County and Connecticut. While this is all great news for the county with the highest rate of reverse commuters in the nation, it does nothing for the majority who still work in Manhattan and will have to pay the current peak fare.

TOMORROW: Free Furniture And Books Followed by A Reading With Bronx Writer Martin Kleinman!

Hello Bronx Writers!

We’ll be clearing out our former space in the basement of the Westchester Square New York Public Library this Saturday, August 16, from 12pm-3pm. We’ll be giving away tables, desks, chairs and lots of books! Come take them away…

And then around the corner at 4pm a special book presentation…read below.

It’s Time To Restore 24 Hour Service To The 5 Line In The Bronx

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the State of transportation in the Bronx and particularly the underserved East Bronx where 4 new Metro North stations are planned for some time around 2019-2020 or so.

But what can the MTA do NOW to, at the very least, make commuting at night a bit easier for millions?