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Kingsbridge Armory

IMAGES: Bronx To Get World's Largest Skating Center

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.23.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- An empty armory is set to become what's being billed as the world's largest indoor ice skating center, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced T...

The Opportunity of the Bronx

Ruben Diaz Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ruben Diaz Jr.

Dedicated Bronxites of all stripes have worked hard to make our borough the best it can be. We have stood together, as "One Bronx," to push back against those who would denigrate the Bronx.

Tell Me What I Want to Hear: Bloomberg's Living Wage Study

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Three top city officials, each rumored to have their eye on a mayoral run in 2013, directly challenged Mayor Bloomberg on Monday over a living wage bill in the City Council.

An Open Letter From the Kingsbridge Armory Task Force

Ruben Diaz Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ruben Diaz Jr.

The following letter was issued from the Kingsbridge Armory Task Force to the public on October 14, 2010. More information can be found here. To Whom...

City Council, Don't Throw Away Our Tax Dollars

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

The City Council should not approve the Kingsbridge Armory project unless the developer guarantees that future retail workers will be paid a living wage.

Kingsbridge Armory To Be Turned Into Bronx Mall

nytimes.com | Sam Dolnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The City Planning Commission approved a controversial plan Monday to turn the Kingsbridge Armory, a soaring red-brick castle in the northwestern Bronx...

City Council Stands Up for Living Wage, Shuts Down Armory Project

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

In a vote that could affect how development deals are negotiated in New York, the City Council's Land Use Committee voted to reject the redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx.

The Living Wage Fallacy

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

In the Bronx, residents are fighting to ensure that a new retail development, which is receiving tens of millions in public subsidies, provides true economic opportunity for local residents.

The Mayor's Legacy Dilemma

Stuart Appelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stuart Appelbaum

Bloomberg must begin to recognize that real prosperity doesn't trickle from the top down. The battle over jobs planned for the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx is his first challenge.

Claims That Employers at the Kingsbridge Armory Can't Pay a Living Wage Don't Add Up

Paul Sonn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Paul Sonn

When a developer seeks taxpayer subsidies, it should be expected to create good jobs in return. LA has made this approach a centerpiece. It is hard to believe that New York cannot do the same.

Why on Earth Is Bill Thompson Smiling?

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Given Thompson's financial disadvantage, losing by a respectable margin to Bloomberg can be spun as a moral victory, so in a sense Thompson can't lose. But his people think they can win.

Kingsbridge Armory Mall Proposal Killed By Political Realities

nydailynews.com | By Frank Lombardi and David Saltonstall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A rare confluence of waning political power and agendas that in the end kept a $324 million proposal for a Kingsbridge Armory mall proposal from getti...

Bloomberg III Opens With Armory Battle

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

The fight over living wages at the Kingsbridge Armory has become a linchpin for the living wage movement and an important test just weeks after Bloomberg won re-election by a thin margin.

Does Bloomberg Really Want to Save Mass Transit?

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

If Mayor Bloomberg is keen to improve mass transit in New York City, he should begin by making a larger commitment from the city's huge capital budget.

NYC's Economic Development Strategy: Keeping People in Poverty

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

When city tax dollars are used to subsidize a private developer, community residents should benefit from the deal.

Kingsbridge Armory Coverage Preview

Bronx News Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This is a slideshow of photographs of the majestic Kingsbridge Armory by Adi Talwar. We thought it would be a fitting introduction to our extensive Ar...

NY News Assignment: What’s A Living Wage

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Norwood News, a Bronx News Network publication, is covering the battle over the redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory, an early twentieth centur...