Gregory Tsougranis, Bronx associate broker with Century 21 Metro Star believes the Bronx real estate market picking up (see second item in the “Closer” column. During his recent Bronx Trolley apartment hunt tour, he said he attracted more than 40 prospective buyers. Specifically, he said they were looking for one and two bedroom apartments starting at $145,000. The next tour is expected to be held on August 28.

Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez writes about how the Bronx’s Columbus High School faced the possibility of being closed down after Schools Chancellor Joel Klein