Inquiring Photographer: How Safe Is Your Intersection?

April 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

by David Greene

This week we asked readers what they thought were the most dangerous intersections in the Bedford Park and Norwood communities.

 

Inq_Photo-1 (1)1) I’ve tried to cross Jerome Avenue and East Gun Hill Road a few times to go to the pharmacy and the stores around there and it’s pretty dangerous with drivers turning. People turn at high speeds or race to catch a light.

–Marlon McLeod

 

Read more

Comments

P.S. 51 Parents, Community to Meet with state DOH

April 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

PS 51 remains closed following news the students, parents and staffers were exposed to the cancer-causing chemical TCE.  File Photo

PS 51 remains closed following news the students, parents and staffers were exposed to the cancer-causing chemical TCE.
File Photo


By JUSTIN MCCALLUM

Questions over the closure and toxicity of a local Norwood school will be addressed at an upcoming public meeting that will determine the next steps for exposed students, parents and teachers. The news comes amid an introduction to a bill seeking further transparency on the health safety at public schools.

Read more

Comments (1)

Business Beat – White Plains Road BID on the Rise

April 21, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Joe Thompson (pictured) serves as the executive director of the White Plains Road BID, a district that’s reinvented itself into a vibrant, blue collar neighborhood balancing small and big business.  Photo by David Cruz

Joe Thompson (pictured) serves as the executive director of the White Plains Road BID, a district that’s reinvented itself into a vibrant, blue collar neighborhood balancing small and big business.
Photo by David Cruz

By DAVID CRUZ

Joe Thompson sat at the Rainbow Diner, his regular 24-hour eatery, ordering “the usual” black cup of coffee. Normally, it’s a quick stop before his daily walkthrough along the White Plains Road Business Improvement District, where he serves as its executive director. Read more

Comments (1)

April 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Be Healthy

 

 

 

 

Bronx to Lace Up Its Shoes for the Annual B’N Fit Walk

By PAOLO MOSSETTI

It’s time for our kids to drop that remote and start running!

The Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens (B’N Fit) has just announced the Annual Teen and Community Walk, and their website is open for registration. Read more

Comments

Out & About: April 19 to May 1

April 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Editor’s Pick

Easter at the Oval

The public is invited to an Spring Egg Hunt at the Williamsbridge Oval on April 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events include carnival games, potato sack races, music, and a traditional egg hunt. There will be separate hunts for ages 1 to 5 and for ages 6 to 11 at 1:30 p.m. Children must bring their own baskets. For more information, call (718) 543-8672. Read more

Comments

Passion of Christ Re-enactment Draws Hundreds in Norwood

April 18, 2014 at 1:57 PM

In a re-enactment of the biblical story of Jesus Christ, the public stood as an actor portraying the Christian messiah is flogged by Roman soldiers, played by actors. Photo by David Cruz

In a re-enactment of the biblical story of Jesus Christ, the public stood as an actor portraying the Christian messiah is flogged by Roman soldiers, played by actors.
Photo by David Cruz

by David Cruz 

St. Brendan’s Church in Norwood marked Good Friday with a re-enactment of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Hundreds took part in a procession where actors portraying Roman soldiers flogged an actor portraying a beaten and bloodied Jesus Christ trudging through East 204th Street. The longstanding tradition by St. Brendan’s parish happens every Good Friday, the Catholic holiday that marks the death of Jesus. Read more

Comments

First-ever Spring Egg Hunt at Williamsbridge Oval

April 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM

By Shayla Love

This year, the Easter bunny is hopping to Norwood!

Children won’t have to go farther than the Williamsbridge Oval, as they’ll meet and greet the springtime hare while hunting for bright colored eggs containing candy and treats inside. This first annual Spring Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is sponsored by the Mosholu Preservation Corporation, the Jerome-Gun Hill BID and the city Parks Department. Read more

Comments

Grand Concourse Now Home to Slow Zones

April 17, 2014 at 5:23 PM

New traffic calming meaures have been installed along the busy, and sometimes hectic, Grand Concourse. Photo courtesy city Department of Transportation

New traffic calming measures have been installed along the busy, and sometimes hectic, Grand Concourse.
Photo courtesy city Department of Transportation

by David Cruz 

The Concourse of Death may now become the Concourse of Caution.

To prevent the more fatalities along the Grand Concourse over the years, the city has rolled out new traffic calming measures to keep traffic flowing for drivers without making a hard stop or causing an accident. Read more

Comments

Bronx News Roundup: Koppell, the Armory and Development

April 17, 2014 at 12:52 PM

by David Cruz, Norwood News editor-in-chief

Another round of our Bronx News Roundup is here with some interesting stories from our journalism brethren in the Bronx and abroad.

First up, former Councilman Oliver Koppell continues do so some serious soul searching in his possible run against state Senator Jeff Klein. The Bronx Times Reporter’s editor Bob Kappstatter writes Koppell will likely decide after Passover and Easter. Kappy also notes speculation of Klein having his Independent Democratic Caucus faction join Senate Democrats instead of GOP, currently holding co-leadership rule. A Klein source tells Kappy that the rumors are unfounded.

It’s been three months and no mention of the Kingsbridge Armory, until now. Daniel Geiger at Crain’s New York Business found an inside baseball piece on developers of the mammoth project looking to finance it through alternate means. Don’t want to give any spoilers so you just have to read Mr. Geiger’s piece.

Welcome2TheBronx spotlights Morris Court, a development project that’s near construction, the first in Mott Haven/Port Morris development to be built under new rezoning drafted in 2009.

And finally, Denis Slattery at the Daily News has a piece on a controversial principal at P.S. 386 getting support from parents to have her reinstated. The principal was accused of ignoring concerns from students who said that one of the school’s teachers allegedly raped a 10 year old.

And that’s it for this roundup. Be sure to check back next week for some more stories from our Bronx journalists!

Comments

Big Representation From Norwood on Bronx Albany Day

April 17, 2014 at 12:00 AM

A look at last year’s Bronx Day in Albany celebration, where community groups, businesses and elected officials convinced out-of-towners to visit the Bronx.  Photo courtesy MAS Inc.

A look at last year’s Bronx Day in Albany celebration, where community groups, businesses and elected officials convinced out-of-towners to visit the Bronx. Photo courtesy MAS Inc.

by David Cruz

Norwood has long battled “the Bronx is burning” image since the days when the nation witnessed charred building remains in the south Bronx during the 1970s. Though the trend never reached Norwood, its stereotype remained etched in the minds of skeptic out-of-towners believing those days continue to exist. Read more

Comments

Comments