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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

News Roundup For Aug. 15

The city has announced a new method for transporting trash from the Bronx. The system, which eliminates transportation by truck, will move the 2, 000 daily tons of municipal and residential waste onto trains at the Harlem River Yards to be sent out by rail, the Daily News reports.

For a limited time, A Bronx Tale will run on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre with Chazz Palminteri starring. The show, a Broadway play in 1989 and then a movie, is back on the stage. Previews to begin Oct. 4, with regular season running from Oct. 25 for 18 weeks.

According to a Daily News article, DE Smith Corp., a marketing and merchandising firm in Manhattan is proposing to install a three-story tall red, metal sign that would say "Yes the Bronx" on Manhattan-facing waterfront in the Bronx. The campaign is meant to improve the image of the Bronx; however, Councilman Koppell is not a huge fan of the proposal, suggesting something more muted, like landscaped bushes.

Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr. is considering a run for Bronx borough president.

And Bronx Dem boss and Assemblyman Jose Rivera is "looking forward to endorsing Hillary before the end of the summer."

1 comment:

  1. http://www.friendsofbrookpark.org/blog/2007/08/bronx-garbage-takes-train.html


    What this means is that all of the garbage being shipped out of the Bronx, which includes trash from Queens and Manhattan currently, is coming through Community Board #1 of the South, South Bronx. The Mott Haven and Port Morris neighborhoods specifically.

    It comes into our neighborhoods via diesel trucks and to the Waste Management facility on the Harlem River Rail Yards. Although the Harlem River Rail Yards are owned by the NYS Dept of Transportation, and leased to Galesi Group, we enjoy no public benefit whatsoever. Still at this time there is no official public access, though it is 96 acres of waterfront property. See our efforts to create these kinds of amenities at:


    Email us to get involved in environmental justice efforts!

    The images are of the doubled up lines of idling trucks blocking the Third Avenue Bridge at Bruckner Boulevard at the entrance to the Port Morris facility. note the police breaking through the lines to get traffic to flow and the worker with a bag of food he went to get while is idling truck was waiting to enter the facility.

    See a follow-up article at:



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