two concourse line stations among 30 chosen to undergo governor cuomo’s proposed station renewal program

Governor Cuomo held a press conference at the New York Transit Museum to discuss upgrades to the crumbling and oft-delayed subway system. While he basically said jack about delays and inadequate service (other than a quip on overcrowding), the governor did announce a list of 30 stations to undergo renewal – and two of them are on the Concourse Line!
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youngwoo & associates purchase 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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bedford park blvd IND next in line for ADA access!

The MTA, on the cusp of completing the ADA accessibility project at Kingsbridge Rd station (see this tweet and this post for progress photos), has released its proposed capital projects for fiscal year 2015 – one of which is ADA accessibility at Bedford Park Blvd station on the Concourse Line!

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pix: hands across the concourse! demonstration against gun and domestic violence

Photos taken just after 4:00 PM today:

[Fig. 1] Organized by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., One Bronx: Hands Across The Concourse was a demonstration against gun and domestic violence.


[Fig. 2] Bronxites (myself included) formed a human chain stretching from Kingsbridge Road to Mosholu Pkwy! Photos taken from 196th Street; first one faces south and the second faces north.

RELATED: Here’s News 12 The Bronx’s coverage of the event.