City Island Show Opening

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 23:54

Kaleidoscope Gallery of City Island is proud to announce the Opening Show and Sale of Art curated by Carolyn Stanford. Founder and President of Inside Out Art, Carolyn, devotes her time to supporting and promoting the works of outstanding, self taught, incarcerated non-violent offenders and ex-offenders.

Dog Walkers ‘pooper scooper’ Law Enforcement

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 23:46

Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. today announced a public awareness campaign to remind dog walkers to pick up after their dogs, as required by the law.

Bronx HS for the Visual Arts

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 23:43

Tomorrow afternoon @ 4:30 PM, Council Member James Vacca will join Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene, as well as students and faculty from the Bronx High School for the Visual Arts, to cut the ribbon on the school’s recently renovated library and computer lab. Vacca and Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. allocated a combined $340,000 to fund the project, which included new flooring and furniture in the library, upgraded wiring, and new computers for the computer lab.


Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:41

Lloyd Ultan, who was inaugurated Bronx Borough Historian on October 26, 1996, is marking the 15th anniversary of entering this government office in his typical manner—by working.

Headlines 10/26/11

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:27

OCCUPY OAKLAND. Police Crack Heads.


OBAMA PLAN. College Loans.


THE BRONX. Trash Talks.


Submitted by ub on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 19:47

Commissioner Constance Moran
NYC Dept. Of Transportation
1400 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, New York, 10464

Dear Commissioner Moran:

Our membership has voted to request speed humps be installed on King Avenue between Ditmars and Fordham Street on City Island (Bronx, New York, 10464).

It is with this in mind we would like to formally request a traffic study be undertaken of this thoroughfare and the findings and determination be reported to the City Island Civic Association upon its completion.

Bartow Pell Mansion

Submitted by ub on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 19:37

Roll up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help us keep the garden and grounds of BPMM looking beautiful.

10/29 @10A

Light breakfast available. Please bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes.

Then, later that evening... Special Candlelight Cemetery Tour 6:30 p.m.

Join in for paranormal investigator Dan Sturges discussing

the findings of two investigations he conducted at the mansion during the fall.

Explore the mystery of history.

FREE Halloween Marathon

Submitted by ub on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 18:29

Michael Oliva 914-844-0728

FREE Trail Runs in Van Cortland Park (Bronx, NY) on October 30th for Any Skill Level; the Best Way to Spend the Holiday!

October 30th, 2011 - Van Cortlandt Park, 6087 Broadway, Bronx NY 10471

WHO: The Holiday Marathons is hosting a free trail race for approximately 500 runners, hikers, and walkers of all levels.
WHAT: Free Race in a trail course in Van Cortland Park (Bronx, NY) with 5 distance options: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, ¾ Marathon, and Marathon.

Savor The Bronx

Submitted by ub on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 18:26

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in conjunction with the Bronx Tourism Council has announced that American Express has agreed to sponsor Savor The Bronx!, the boroughs first ever wide restaurant week, taking place from Tuesday, November 1st to Sunday November 13th.

“We’re excited to celebrate all the cuisines and dining options the Bronx has to offer, and happy to be a part of this inaugural event,” said Carol Engleman, Vice-President of American Express.

Grand Concourse's Historic District

Submitted by ub on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 18:22

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has just designated a portion of the Grand Concourse as a historic district.

The Bronx Borough President has long been a supporter of this designation, and says he is thrilled that this has finally been achieved.

The Grand Concourse features one of the great repositories of art deco buildings in the United States, and this designation will help to preserve this heritage in Bronx County for generations to come,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.