Julie Bosman takes a closer look at the city's stealth placement of temporary housing for homeless in the Bronx (particularly in Bedford Park) [New York Times]
***BoogieDowner Note: It's pretty outrageous that residents paying rent in a building can suddenly find themselves living in a homeless shelter of sorts. Ms. Bosman reports that on average the City pays over $1,700 for these units, a price that is clearly above market rate. Norwood News' Alex Kratz has previously reported that Aguila, the nonprofit managing the shelter at 3001 Briggs Avenue, gets as much as $3,000 per unit per month. We'd love to hear housing expert Gregory Lobo Jost's take on this situation... Greg, your thoughts? Also, does anyone know anything else about Peter Rivera's plan to open a second shelter on Valentine Avenue?
Turns out neither of the Rivera's will be running for Bronx BP spot [Daily News]
NYC Justice Corps working with young adults in the South Bronx to break the cycle of crime through work [New York Times]
Sean Hannity on the Daily News' Adolfo Carrion investigation [AmericasNewsToday.com via Bronx News Network]