The latest edition of the Norwood News, covering the Bronx, is out with plenty of community news you can use! We begin with a special report on the issue of homelessness crisis. Our reporters fanned out over the last two weeks interviewing the borough’s downtrodden and learn why they prefer the streets over a shelter. The story comes amid the city’s plan to bring more shelters to Norwood. It’s a can’t miss story by me, Aaron Mayorga, Yara Palin, and Adi Talwar with help from Diego Barcacel Pena and Stephanie Luciano. Be sure to check out this eye-opening story and
The Norwood News’ Neighborhood Notes section has a listing of services that include organ donation signup, free WiFi for students, and SAFE Disposal events.
Hello fellow readers, The latest edition of the Norwood News, covering the Norwood section of the Bronx and its surrounding communities, is out with its 19th edition of the year. We’ve crammed a variety of news in this 16-page paper so strap in! We begin with page one and continued pressure from local Community Board 7 to have a proposed homeless shelter (just a proposal) relocated to a different part of Norwood. Hear what parents of a school that rest diagonally across the proposed homeless shelter have to say about that. We then turn to inside-the-cover news and a proposal
The topic of NYPD Body Cameras is the subject of the Norwood News’ Inquiring Photographer, which asked readers whether the cams tell the whole story.
One of the largest city-owned lots in the Bronx is slated to be home to 1,045 new housing units and country’s first hip-hop museum, officials announced. The $200 million project, named “Bronx Point,” is poised to bring a wave of transformation to a previously underutilized stretch of land abutting the Harlem River and just minutes away from Hostos Community College in Mott Haven. Along with the thousand units of market rate and affordable housing, Bronx Point will include a state-of-the-art multiplex theatre, a dedicated programming space for the community organization BronxWorks, and a new waterfront esplanade that will join with
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. did not offer a site over where Amazon can build its so-called HQ2, which would cover 8 million square feet of space.
On Oct. 1, the Country Club section of the Bronx, a middle class enclave that overlooks the Long Island Sound, will officially be considered a “non-solicitation real estate zone.” This should matter to residents living in Bedford Park. This community, just five miles west of Country Club, should add it to its arsenal of neighborhood preservation tools to help thwart the issue of over development that’s become an ongoing problem within the community. Here’s the catch: there has to be proof. The designation stops pesky realtors from pitching homeowners to sell their homes. The Country Club section evinces a suburban-like
Following acrimony over the city Department of Homeless Services’ proposal to establish a homeless shelter across from an elementary school on Webster Avenue in Norwood, Community Board 7 still appears to be at an impasse in getting the city to reconsider. But Councilman Andy Cohen, who attended the board’s Sept. 12 Land Use/Housing & Zoning Committee meeting, said the city did not give him a “definitive answer” on whether it will relent and scout for a shelter elsewhere. “They have not made the changes we have asked for,” said Cohen, “and so I think it’s going to require some organization
Norwood News, covering the northwest section of the Bronx and its surrounding neighborhoods, is out with its latest edition.