A developer's threat to an enchanting little park offers a textbook example of the way political fixers manipulate New York City's government--and of the need for communities to fight back.
New York has lavished millions on creating river front parks in Manhattan, but in the Bronx City Hall wants to take park land away.
How a proposed law that would cap the amount of garbage that can be dumped on the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and Southern Queens, went from near-certain passage to imminent defeat offers a text book example of the city’s backroom politics.
The city is supposed to build a new garbage facility in Manhattan to relieve the South Bronx of the unfair burden it has shouldered for years. Now, though, some politicians are wavering.
The Bronx is in the house,” thundered 60 or 70 people last Saturday afternoon as they marched into a public square in lower Manhattan. The chant announced their presence to more than a thousand demonstrators already assembled in Zuccotti Park to protest against corporate greed and a government that serves business and the wealthy at…
On the day he was elected president, Barack Obama told his supporters that they had lifted him into office. He left out something crucial.
The anniversary of a presidential visit to the South Bronx still has something to teach our city, and our neighborhood.