Saturday, May 15, 2021

232 Days and Counting


I called for Equity and Excellence in my administration, and boy have I failed miserably. The public schools are more divided than ever, with more students not making the grade especially in the Bronx.  NYCHA Public Housing is in total disrepair. Crime has risen sharply in the past year, but you can't blame me for that because it was the state legislature who voted in the 'No Cash Bail Law'. I have told Police Commissioner Shea to have his officers 'Stand Down' when they see most crimes, because it will be a waste of time since the suspect will be right back out on the streets before the officers finish the paperwork. 

However the people who ride bikes (legal or not) love me for all those stupid bike lanes I put in. When I biked from Gracie Mansion to city hall last week, I too broke the law several times by going through red lights and riding the wrong way on the street. Let me enjoy this three day weekend away from those pesky reporters, and leave a ruined city for the next mayor to fix, I've done enough to New York City.



Upward revision affirms the City’s strong financial position and sound fiscal management

 Yesterday Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) affirmed the Aa2 rating  assigned to New York City’s GO bonds and revised the city’s outlook to stable. The upward revision affirms actions the City has taken to maintain fiscal stability in response to the crisis brought on by COVID-19, the greatest budgetary stress test the city has faced in generations. New York City and State now have the same rating and outlook, which is significant because a local government is rarely rated as high as its home state.


Moody’s raised the outlook to stable due to improvements in the city’s overall financial position in light of nearly $15 billion in federal stimulus that will flow to the city, which they acknowledge provides flexibility and relief over the next several fiscal years, and that the risk of budget cuts from New York State is now eliminated. Moody’s highlighted the role of City’s vaccination program, stressed that high vaccination rates as compared with the US overall will drive confidence in the local economy, and noted the positive effect that the city’s accelerating reopening will have on employment and tax revenues. The agency also affirmed that outyear budget gaps are manageable, though noted that City must continue to exercise caution. 


“New York City is creating a recovery for all of us, bolstered by our vaccination campaign and strategic investments in public health, our children’s education, maintaining public safety, supporting small businesses and keeping streets clean. Combined with strong fiscal management, we are building the foundation for a successful future,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio


In affirming the City’s Aa2 GO Bond rating, Moody’s cited firm budgetary controls and strong financial management, a diverse revenue base, low crime rates compared with other large cities, a young and skilled labor pool, and that fixed costs for debt service, pensions and retiree health care are below the median for the largest local governments and in the bottom of the nation’s largest cities.


Additionally, Moody’s affirmed that the City’s outstanding appropriation-backed debt, including debt issued by the Hudson Yards Infrastructure Corporation, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, the New York City Educational Construction Fund, and the New York City Industrial Development Agency (New York Stock Exchange Project) will remain at Aa3.

In April, Mayor Bill de Blasio presented the Recovery Budget, New York City’s $98.6 billion Executive Budget for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22)The Recovery Budget is an historic stimulus-driven investment in the city’s comeback that will drive economic growth, lift up working families and small businesses, promote academic and social resilience and ensure a clean and safe city for all. The Recovery Budget is fiscally responsible with $4.59 billion in budget reserves and $3.9 billion in savings achieved in the Citywide Savings Program which stretches across Fiscal Years 2021 and 2022.


Read Moody’s May 13, 2021 Rating Action Report here.

NYS Office of the Comptroller - DiNapoli: Former School District Treasurer Sentenced for Stealing Funds


Kristina Hand to Serve Two Years of Probation and Pay $34,000 in Restitution for Stealing from Morris Central School District

 State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Kristina Hand was sentenced in federal court for stealing $34,000 from the Morris Central School District in Otsego County.

Hand, 47, of Morris, pled guilty last September to two counts of federal program theft, for stealing from a school district that received federal funds. She was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation and ordered to serve 50 hours of community service. Hand was also ordered to pay $34,000 in restitution.

“Ms. Hand took advantage of her position as treasurer and thought she could get away with stealing from the school district to fund her personal shopping,” DiNapoli said. “She was wrong and now she must face the consequences of her actions. My thanks to Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York Antoinette T. Bacon and the FBI for their continued partnership in the fight against public corruption.”

Hand admitted she stole about $24,000 by depositing checks payable to the school district into bank accounts that she controlled. She also admitted stealing at least $10,000 more by using the school district’s Amazon account and credit cards to purchase personal items during her time as treasurer for the school district from 2014 through February 2020.

This case was investigated in partnership with the FBI and the New York State Police and was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District.

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State Vaccination Program


140,551 Doses Administered in the Last 24 Hours

More Than 900,000 Doses Administered Over Past Seven Days        

1,134 Doses Administered at Pop-Up Vaccination Sites at MTA Station Stops on Day 2 of Pilot Program

Vaccine Dashboard Updated Daily on the State's Vaccine Program Here

 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's vaccination program. 140,551 doses have been administered across the state's vast distribution network in the last 24 hours, and 1,134 doses have been administered at the eight pop-up vaccination sites at MTA station stops on day 2 of the pilot program that launched on May 12. More than 900,000 doses have been administered statewide over the past seven days.       

"We are continuing to work with communities to make sure the vaccine is accessible and to address any hesitancy or indifference people have towards getting vaccinated," Governor Cuomo said. "We cannot get comfortable or cocky. COVID is still out there, and if we let down our guard, we risk losing all the progress we have made. Our providers are working hard to gets more shots into people's arms, and I urge everyone who still needs to get their shot to do so quickly - for themselves and for everyone they care about and want to protect."    

All New York State mass vaccination sites are now open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccination on a first come first serve basis. The walk-in appointments are reserved for first doses only with second doses to be scheduled automatically after administration of the initial shot. In addition, all vaccine providers are encouraged to allow walk-in appointments for eligible New Yorkers. People who would prefer to schedule an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site can do so on the Am I Eligible App or by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX. People may also contact their local health department, pharmacy, doctor or hospital to schedule appointments where vaccines are available, or visit to find information on vaccine appointments near them.                              



Total doses administered - 17,306,771

Total doses administered over past 24 hours - 140,551

Total doses administered over past 7 days - 911,013

Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 61.2%

Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 51.0%

Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 49.2%

Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 40.8%  

Friday, May 14, 2021

Partnerships for Parks - Grants for Arts and Culture Events


City Parks Foundation is bringing free arts back to our parks and plazas! Applications are now open for GREEN / ARTS LIVE NYC. This new fund, created by a coalition of partners, will support NYC artists, arts and cultural groups, and community-based, volunteer organizations by providing small grants and production support for local arts events.

Thanks to generous support from the New York Community Trust and Con Edison’s Arts Al Fresco Series, this fund will bring free live performance to neighborhood parks, plazas, and gardens in communities that otherwise would not have access this summer and fall. 

Applications are open now through Friday, May 28th at 12:00PM. Apply now or attend a digital information session on May 18 at 12:00pm.

In Celebration of the Life of The Honorable Aurelia Greene May 17 - May 20, 2021


In Celebration of the Life of

The Honorable


Aurelia Greene


Monday May 17

11am - 3pm


The Honorable Aurelia Greene will lie-in-state in the Rotunda of the Bronx County Courthouse, for public viewing.

Bronx County Courthouse

851 Grand Concourse 

Bronx, NY 10451


Tuesday May 18 &

Wednesday May 19

3pm - 8pm


Viewing & Wake

Bronx Christian Charismatic

Prayer Fellowship

1069 Morris Avenue 

Bronx, NY 10456



Thursday May 20



Homegoing Service

Thessalonia Worship Center

941 Rev James A Polite Avenue

Bronx, NY 10459



The Homegoing Services can be viewed via live stream on Facebook here:


Pastor Andre Faison OR

Bronx Christian Charismatic Prayer Fellowship


Internment will be at

Kensico Cemetary

273 Lakeview Avenue | Valhalla, NY 10595


Funeral repast will follow the internment, from 4pm to 7pm, in the garden of

The Andrew Freedman Home

1125 Grand Concourse 

Bronx, NY 10452



**Masks and social distancing required at all events.**




Key to the Bronx: Aurelia Greene

Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation Opens Investigation Into Civilian Death


 The New York Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation has opened an investigation into the death of a civilian who died this morning, May 14, 2021, following an encounter with law enforcement in Rochester.

New York State Executive Law Section 70-b mandated the establishment of an Office of Special Investigation (OSI) within the Office of the New York State Attorney General, effective April 1, 2021. This legislation represents the codification and the expansion of the role previously performed by the Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit (SIPU) since Executive Order 147 became effective on July 8, 2015.

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic May 14, 2021


Statewide Positivity Rate Drops to 1.01% - Lowest Since October 10

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 1.22% - Lowest Since October 19; 39 Straight Days of Decline

Patient Hospitalizations Drop to 1,767 Statewide - Lowest Since November 12

415 Patients in the ICU - Lowest Since November 16

247 Intubated - Lowest Since November 21

25 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"As we near the light at the end of the COVID tunnel, it is imperative that we remain vigilant in our fight against the virus and continue to adhere to safety measures in place," Governor Cuomo said. "New York was hit harder than any other state in the nation, but thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, we are seeing a steady decline in our numbers. If you haven't already, get vaccinated so we can continue to make progress toward a healthier, stronger New York for all."

    Today's data is summarized briefly below:

         Test Results Reported - 203,852

         Total Positive - 2,068

         Percent Positive - 1.01%

         7-Day Average Percent Positive - 1.22%

         Patient Hospitalization - 1,767 (-85)

         Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -497

         Patients Newly Admitted - 205

         Number ICU - 415 (-18)

         Number ICU with Intubation - 247 (-11)

         Total Discharges - 179,337 (+239)

         Deaths - 25

         Total Deaths - 42,417



 Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today announced the beginning of construction on four capital projects in Brooklyn, representing a more than $31 million investment to improve greenspace and open access in the borough. These projects include the construction of a brand-new park in Greenpoint; reconstructing a popular playground in Ocean Hill and adding a skate park; revitalizing and reconstructing a recently renamed park in honor of the Black experience; and a Community Parks Initiative site that has not seen investment in decades. These projects are four of more than 800 completed under Commissioner Silver’s leadership, advancing the City’s mission to build a more equitable 21st century park system. 

A Recovery for all of Us means increasing access to parks in historically underserved neighborhoods and creating greener, healthier communities,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “These four Brooklyn parks will bring joy to and serve New Yorkers for generations to come.”


“Increasing access to open space and improving parkland is integral to building healthy communities. These four projects set to begin work in Brooklyn reflect our effort to continuously invest in our neighborhoods and offer New Yorkers much needed respite and recreation,” said Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP. “As Commissioner, I’ve prioritized working to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to quality parks, and it’s outstanding to see these underused spaces transformed into community assets. I’m excited that these projects are underway and look forward to the views at the overlook at 50 Kent; the new skate park at Callahan Kelly Playground; reconstructing the Susan Smith McKinney Steward Park so that it will be worthy of bearing McKinney’s name, and bringing a revamped playground to Williamsburg.”


50 Kent 

50 Kent in Bushwick Inlet Park is a brand-new park coming to Northern Brooklyn. Upon completion, the $7.7 million park will include features for passive and active recreation including new seating areas, gathering area, expansive lawns, an overlook with picturesque views of the City, and water play features to help keep cool during the summer months. This site is one of the cornerstones of the development of Bushwick Inlet Park. It was acquired by the City in 2007 and underwent remediation conducted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. 


Callahan Kelly Playground Reconstruction

Callahan Kelly Playground is a beloved community park in the heart of Ocean Hill. This project will reconstruct the playground, spray shower, perimeter sidewalks and walls, basketball courts, adult fitness equipment and sitting areas. In addition, this project will construct a brand-new skate park and will feature new park entrances. City funding for the project totals over $18 million.


This park, bounded by Fulton and Truxton Streets, Van Sinderen Avenue, and the Eastern Parkway Extension, was named for two local soldiers who died in World War I, William E. Callahan and Edward E. Kelly. Callahan, who lived nearby at 98 Hinsdale Street, was a Corporal in Company L of the 305th Infantry and was killed in action at the Battle of the Argonne on October 2, 1918. Kelly, who also lived only blocks away at 1330 Herkimer Street, was a Private in Company G of the 23rd Infantry, and later the 106th Infantry, and was killed in action at the Battle of Dickie Bush Farm on September 2, 1918. Kelly and Callahan were two of the more than 116,000 American men killed in World War I.


Susan Smith McKinney Steward Park Reconstruction 

Formerly Bridge Park II, Susan Smith McKinney Steward Park was officially renamed last December as part of Parks’ efforts to honor the Black experience. This project will reconstruct the play equipment, swings, and spray shower and construct a new adult fitness area, a multi-purpose synthetic turf field with a performance stage, benches, fences, drainage, water supply and add new plantings. The reconstruction is privately funded in the amount of $7.5 million by Watchtower. Susan Smith McKinney was the first African-American woman in New York State to receive a license to practice medicine. She was born, raised, lived, and practiced in Brooklyn.   


La Guardia Playground Phase II

This $4.76 million renovation will be completed through the Community Parks Initiative (CPI), the City’s first-ever parks equity initiative, funded by Mayor Bill de Blasio. The project will reconstruct the children's play area (northern parcel) at La Guardia Playground and include new play equipment, seating, landscaping, and a spray shower. Phase I of this CPI project was completed in fall 2020 and reconstructed the sports courts and plaza in the southern parcel of the park. 


CPI, launched by Mayor de Blasio in October 2014, is a multi-faceted investment in the smaller public parks that are located in New York City’s densely populated and growing neighborhoods where there are higher-than-average concentrations of poverty.




 Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City will tap into its stockpile to send COVID-19 test kits, swabs, ventilators, BiPap machines, pulse oximeters, and other medical supplies to India. 

“Just over a year ago, New York City was the center of the global pandemic,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Now it is our turn to step up and help India in its moment of crisis. We are sending vital medical equipment to India to send a clear message: nobody is in the fight against COVID-19 alone. Together, we can save lives and beat back the pandemic.”


“As a global city that once was considered the “epicenter” of the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be unacceptable for New York City to ignore the devastating situation in India,” said Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services Melanie Hartzog. “This horrible pandemic has taken too many lives, and we cannot stand idle as it continues to wreak havoc in another city. I stand with my colleagues in City government to make sure we provide any and all support possible to our fellow citizens in India.”


“Our city, home to thousands of Indian-born New Yorkers, and our country have a moral imperative to demonstrate global solidarity in order to overcome this devastating pandemic,” said Health Commissioner Dave. A Chokshi. We applaud the Biden administration’s support for COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers and call on the White House to take further action. India needs the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible. We should publicly share all research, technology, and techniques for producing the COVID-19 vaccines.”


“Indeed when NYC was the epicenter of COVID-19 in the U.S., our diplomatic community rallied behind their host city and donated critically-needed personal protective equipment,” said International Affairs Commissioner Penny Abeywardena. “The news coming out of India is devastating and so we will work with our consular corps to help with this crisis. When it comes to battling COVID-19, we are all in this together.”


“During this critical time, our locally-made test kits along with a supply of PPE from the city’s stockpile will support families in India,” said Rachel Loeb, president and CEO of New York City Economic Development Corporation. “Innovations like these helped our city recover and we’re happy to lend a helping hand to battle COVID-19 in solidarity with India.”


“As a proud Indian immigrant with generations of family currently living in India, it breaks my heart to see the ongoing COVID-19 tragedy unfold. The Mayor is a leading citizen of the world, and on behalf of the Indian community, I offer my deepest gratitude for his decision to commit life-saving resources to India,” said Kapil Longani, Counsel to the Mayor. "This pandemic highlighted our interconnectedness as a global community, and it’s imperative that we stand together in solidarity to defeat this virus.”


"When New York City was the epicenter of the pandemic one year ago, we were incredibly grateful for the generosity and support we received from people all over the country and the world. Today we are paying it forward to help ease the crisis in India," said Mersida Ibric, Deputy Commissioner for Citywide Procurement at the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services. "We worked tirelessly to source the supplies and equipment our city needed to save lives and keep people safe, and now we are proud to donate some of those supplies to help the Indian people in their time of need."


Governor Cuomo Announces Resumption of Metro-North Penn Station Access Project


Project Moves Forward After Pause From COVID-19 and MTA 2020 Funding Uncertainty, Signaling Major Advancement in MTA 2020-2024 Capital Plan

Selected Firm to Build Four Metro-North Stations at Hunts Point, Parkchester, Morris Park and Co-op City in the Bronx; Commute from Co-op City to Penn Station to Be Cut from 75 Minutes to 25 Minutes; Commute From Hunts Point to Penn Station to Be Cut from 45 Minutes to 16 Minutes

Federal Government Approves Publication of Draft Environmental Review; MTA Preparing for 45-Day Public Comment Period

 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the resumption of the Metro-North Penn Station Access Project, which had been paused by the COVID-19 pandemic and MTA funding uncertainty. The reopened process will select a firm to design and build four new Metro-North Railroad stations and make track upgrades in the Bronx. The MTA had identified three consortia qualified to bid for the project in February 2020, three weeks before COVID-19's arrival in New York raised questions about funding the historic 2020-2024 capital program. Devastating financial losses and uncertainty related to the pandemic led the MTA to pause the capital program and procurement process.

The Governor also announced that the federal government has given the MTA approval to publish the draft Environmental Assessment for public comment. 

"As vaccination rates go up and COVID-19 abates, it's time to refocus our efforts on the critical infrastructure projects we need to deliver for New York's future and economic recovery from the pandemic," Governor Cuomo said. "Connecting Metro-North to Penn Station has long been an important next step not just for New York City's economic growth and development, but for protecting our environment and providing more equitable access to transit in our communities. This restarted selection process for a firm to build four new stations will expand access to transit in the Bronx and help to create a new corridor between Manhattan and the Mid-Hudson region."

With Capital Program funding becoming clearer as a result of critically needed Federal support, the MTA is moving forward to seek formal bids from the three consortia. At the same time, the MTA is making preparations for a 45-day comment period that would accompany a formal environmental review of the project. As part of that process, the public will be able to review project documents online and at physical in-person sites in the Bronx, including the Morris Park Community Association and the Bronx Jewish Community Council.

Governor Cuomo proposed the project in his 2014 State of the State address and dedicated $250 million to it in 2015. The project will bring four fully accessible Metro-North stations to the Bronx - at Hunts Point, Parkchester, Morris Park and Co-Op City. Trains stopping at those stations will serve an extension of the New Haven Line, offering rail commutation options in the east Bronx to midtown Manhattan as well as points in Westchester County and Connecticut.

The commute from Co-op City to Penn Station, currently 75 minutes, will be cut to 25 minutes. The commute from Hunts Point to Penn Station, currently 45 minutes, will be cut to 16 minutes. 

Metro-North trains will use a rail line owned by Amtrak that has long been used by Amtrak's Northeast Corridor trains, which travel through the area without stopping. This project will upgrade the line and update its infrastructure systems at the same time that it brings local MTA service to the line for the first time.

The project is one of numerous efforts to make Metro-North service more attractive and useful in the Bronx. Metro-North doubled off-peak and weekend service at Melrose and Tremont in 2017 and doubled service between Manhattan and Fordham in 2019 by eliminating a longstanding prohibition inherited from previous private railroads on the use of New Haven Line trains already making those station stops. The last Metro-North station to be newly built where none had been before was also in the Bronx, at Yankees-E. 153rd Street, which opened on May 23, 2009.

Metro-North riders from the Bronx and full New Haven Line will arrive at a Penn Station that has been transformed from the confines long familiar to Long Island Rail Road riders. The spacious new Moynihan Train Hall and a new entrance at 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue have already opened. Work is now underway to nearly double the width and height of the 33rd Street corridor that is the central spine of the Long Island Rail Road concourse.

Further work to transform Penn Station into a world-class, 21st-century transportation hub will occur simultaneously with the construction of the four new Bronx Metro-North stations. Crews at Penn Station will unite the passenger spaces of the MTA, NJ Transit and Amtrak into one larger, simplified space, bring in natural light from the streetscape, and further widen and heighten the passenger areas.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. said, "Ensuring equitable access to mass transit is important to reach underserved communities and reduce our reliance on less efficient means of transportation. Governor Cuomo has championed this infrastructure improvement for the entire region and I thank him for his dedication to getting it done despite the COVID-19 pandemic. This project is a critical step forward expanding opportunities to take mass transit in the Bronx and providing an economic conduit between the Mid-Hudson region and New York City."

233 Days and Counting 'It's Over'


The City will tap into its stockpile to send COVID-19 test kits, swabs, ventilators, BiPap machines, pulse oximeters, and other medical supplies to India. That is since we do not need them here in the city, because we have beat the COVID-19 virus.

Let's not forget who got the vaccine produced here in the United States, the man who saved the Wollman Ice Skating Rink in Central Park, built many of the buildings in Manhattan, a world class golf course in the Bronx, and did many wonderful things for the city. Thank you former President Donald J. Trump for this shot in my arm.

Thursday, May 13, 2021


We bring back the political column 


Primary Day 2021 this year comes on June 22nd with early voting beginning on Saturday June 12th concluding on Sunday June 20th. There will be a Democratic Primary as is every year, but this year also includes a Republican Primary for Mayor. In upcoming columns we will go into the candidates for each race, Mayor, Public Advocate, City Comptroller, Bronx Borough President, and each Bronx City Council Seat.

Here is the Early Voting Schedule and voting sites. 

Early Voting Schedule 


June 12,  

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 


June 13,  

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 


June 14,  

7:00 AM to 4:00 PM 


June 15,  

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM 


June 16,  

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM 


June 17,  

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM 


June 18,  

7:00 AM to 4:00 PM 


June 19,  

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 


June 20,  

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 


Voters must vote at their assigned Early Voting Site. Visit Poll Site locator to find your Early Voting or Election Day poll site.

BRONX - 22 SITES (Listed in alphabetical order).


Andrew Freedman Home 
1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10452 

Betances Community Center 
547 East 146 Street, Bronx, NY 10455 

1380 Metropolitan Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 

Bronx County Supreme Court House 
851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451 

Bronx High School of Science 
75 West 205 Street, Bronx, NY 10468 

Bronx Regional High School 
1010 Rev James A Polite Avenue, Bronx, NY 10459 

Bronx River Community Center 
1619 East 174th Street, Bronx, NY 10472 

Butler United Methodist Church 
3920 Paulding Avenue, Bronx, NY 10466 

Claremont Neighborhood Centers 
489 East 169 Street, Bronx, NY 10456 

Columbus High School 
925 Astor Avenue, Bronx, NY 10469 

Co-Op City 2049 Bartow Avenue Community Center 
2049 Bartow Avenue, Bronx, NY 10475 

InTech Academy (MS/HS 368) 
2975 Tibbett Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463 

JHS 45 Thomas C. Giordano MS 45 
2502 Lorillard Place, Bronx, NY 10458 

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center 
1000 Rosedale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10472 

Monroe College 
2501 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468 

MS 390 (PS 26) 
1930 Andrews Avenue South, Bronx, NY 10453 

Riverdale - YM-YWHA 
5625 Arlington Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471 

Saint Anthony Church 
4505 Richardson Avenue, Bronx, NY 10470 

Saint Martha's 
1858 Hunt Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 

St. Frances de Chantal Church 
190 Hollywood Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465 

Stevenson High School 
1980 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY 10473 

Tremont United Methodist Church 

1951 Washington Avenue Bronx NY 10457


This will be a recurring column to inform you of Early Voting, candidates for office, and the writer's opinion of how certain races may go. This is not necessarily the opinion of the newspaper that may be carrying this column.  

Any comments about this column can be sent to the author, Mr. Robert Press at