Articles by: Bernard L. Stein

From the editor: Hands off Harlem River parkland

From the editor: Hands off Harlem River parkland

Environment May 1, 2017 at 5:51 pm 2 comments

The city does need new housing, but in his thirst to reach his goal of 200,000 affordable apartments our mayor appears to be blind to the value of human scale, open space and community character.

Map prepared by the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance. The black dot indicates Metropolitan Transfer Station in Hunts Point. The gray shadings indicate Metropolitan's customers across the city. The red dots show the locations of the city's other active transfer stations. So then, this is pg 2, I suppose, if it's still going to be visible enough for the detail to be seen even when it's resized to fit with the editorial.

From the editor: Bring less garbage to the South Bronx

Environment, Government January 3, 2017 at 7:53 am 0 comments

Just how Intro 495, 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.

Fundraising starts for September primary

Fundraising starts for September primary

Government, Politics July 18, 2016 at 11:10 am 0 comments

Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. has built an early fund-raising lead with big contributions from the Bronx Democratic Party machine and elected officials, along with numerous smaller contributions.

Students host Brook Park festival

Students host Brook Park festival

Uncategorized June 3, 2016 at 9:58 am 0 comments

Brook Park will be the site of a community day of feasting, games and gardening on June 12 from noon until 6 p.m. The park and community garden on East 141st Street and Brook Avenue will host free food, face-painting, games and arts and crafts, and will offer a chanceRead More

From the editor: Our new city council member

From the editor: Our new city council member

Government, Politics February 29, 2016 at 12:33 pm 1 comment

As the district manager of Community Board 2 Rafael Salamanca was an energetic advocate for Hunts Point and Longwood. He was a visible presence at neighborhood meetings that addressed concerns about traffic on the area’s truck-burdened streets and issues of health and housing.

Campaign funds pour in for Salamanca

Campaign funds pour in for Salamanca

Government, Politics February 12, 2016 at 1:25 pm 1 comment

Rafael Salamanca, the candidate backed by the Bronx Democratic Party machine, continues to bring in large contributions from elected officials and from businesses that need the support of politicians.

Candidates submit first campaign finance disclosures

Politics, Uncategorized January 28, 2016 at 12:57 pm 2 comments

Democratic party’s candidate, Rafael Salamanca, nearly doubles runner-up By relying on large contributions from elected officials and businesses, Rafael Salamanca has raised nearly twice as much money as his nearest rival in the race to succeed Maria del Carmen Arroyo on the New York City Council. Salamanca reported a warRead More

Few candidates have cash on hand

Politics January 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

As many as six of the 11 candidates to replace Maria del Carmen Arroyo on the New York City Council appear to lack the money to compete, a second round of fund-raising disclosures shows. Two candidates appear to have abandoned their efforts. Joann Otero added just $70 in two contributionsRead More