The Bx41 +Select is a Smash Hit – Now Send It to LaGuardia Airport Already!

From the August 26, 2014 edition of the NY Daily News:

The Bx41 has recorded a 25% increase in ridership since the MTA introduced its expedited express bus service in June 2013, transportation officials said.

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The Select service operates up to 23% faster than the Bx41 Limited service it replaced, according to a new report released this week by the city.

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The city is currently evaluating a proposal to expand the Select Bus Service from 149th St. to LaGuardia Airport. (All emphasis mine.)

News of higher ridership and faster, more frequent service is great – now send the Bx41 +SBS to LaGuardia!
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Youngwoo & Associates Purchases Landmarked Bronx Post Office Building

From the NY Daily News via tweeter @fromTheBronx:

A developer that was spurned in its bid to land the Kingsbridge Armory site has finally found a way to put its stamp on the Bronx.

Youngwoo & Associates has purchased the landmarked Bronx General Post Office, a spokeswoman for the United States Postal Service confirmed late Wednesday.

You might remember Youngwoo & Associates as the developer that threw its hat into the Kingsbridge Armory Redevelopment Project (I supported their proposal, for the record). While I’m excited to see how Youngwoo develops the space, I have mixed feelings about the sale.

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Fordham Plaza Overhaul Begins; Expected Completion: Fall 2015

From DNAInfo:

Fordham Plaza is set to undergo an overhaul — complete with a cafe and markets…

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Renovations at the plaza, located by Fordham University, will include planters with wooden seating that are landscaped with trees and other greenery, as well as a new bus loop to improve traffic that will include shelters and seating for riders.

Overall, pedestrian space will increase by 25 percent at the new plaza.

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A $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will partially fund the project, which is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2015. (All emphasis mine.)

This is EXCELLENT news; it’s great to see continued investment in The Bronx! I can’t wait to see the new Fordham Plaza! I hope this project doesn’t fall victim to the construction delays that seem to plague smaller-scale Bronx projects like this one.