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The Bronx Is Building

Competition to build housing at a multi-lot site in the Hub, a Times Square-like store-filled intersection in the Melrose neighborhood, drew seven submissions. The winning bid was La Central. Featuring a 50,000-square-foot Y.M.C.A. that will be only the second one in the Bronx, La Central will also have a rooftop telescope for a local school, a rooftop farm and a skate park, along with 45,000 square feet of new stores, including a sit-down restaurant in an area where there are few. Read more…

Roy Raeburn, Zane Tankel honored for dedication to community

For 20 years, Apple-Metro has hosted its Annual Breakfast with Santa Claus to benefit seven Staten Island-based agencies that help children with a myriad of services for autism, substance abuse, recreational and educational issues and more. Agencies that benefit from the proceeds include: Camelot Counseling; Community Resources; GRACE Foundation; Have a Heart Foundation; Staten Island Children's Museum; Staten Island YMCA; United Activities Unlimited. Read more…