Over the past week, news about the Bronx has cast the borough in a spectrum of lights, from a model for urban redevelopment to a place riddled with failing infrastructure.
Policies and programs to improve food access, nurture community gardens and promote healthy school food were largely ignored in the city’s sustainability plan. Gotham Gazette reports.
Administration for Child Services Commissioner John Mattingly announced on Tues. that he is resigning after seven years of service. On Weds., Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed his replacement, Family Court Judge Ronald E. Richter, who inherits a complicated legacy.
I went to a concert last night…in Newark. I still can’t help but be somewhat amazed by that statement; the “in Newark” part, that is. At that time, a white, suburban kid like myself in search of loud entertainment of the arena-rock variety did not even think of going to Newark.
“DAMN!” documents the gubernatorial campaign of Jimmy McMillan — perhaps New York City’s zaniest political candidate since Norman Mailer — and illuminates larger questions about contemporary media and celebrity along the way. The film has a sneak preview this week.
We’re not sure what to think about MTA Chairman Jay Walder’s resignation. He’s a winner for landing a lucrative job building the future, but a loser for leaving the job he was born to do. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a winner for getting a plum appointment to award, but a loser to have to find someone who can do it. And MTA riders? Write your own joke. City Hall News reports.
MTA CEO Jay Walder abruptly announced his resignation Thursday. Reports indicate that a $924,000 salary in Hong Kong could be the reason for his exit. Who will have the fortitude to take over his job?
While the Garden State is sometimes dubbed the “armpit of America” in jest — a reference to the state’s legacy of industry and pollution — the deadly consequences of decades worth of illegal dumping and unhealthy manufacturing practices have prompted few chuckles.