Bronx Politics: Party at Gustavo's Place

Bronx State Sen. Gustavo Rivera moved into his new office at 2432 Grand Concourse last week. Tonight, he’s inviting the public to attend an open house at the office from 5 to 8 p.m. (Photo by Adi Talwar). Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the May edition of the Mt. Hope Monitor. Like every New York state senator, when 33rd District representative Gustavo Rivera moved into his local office, he received two flags – the stars and stripes of the United States of America and the goddesses of Liberty and Justice of New York state – as well as a copy machine and a dated set of rectangular office furniture.

New Bedford Park Housing Complex is a Bridge for Young and Old

The new Serviam Gardens complex sits on the campus of Mt. St. Ursula Academy in Bedford Park. (Photo by Adi Talwar. See slideshow below for more.)The seedlings in the raised garden beds behind the campus of the Academy of Mount Saint Ursula have just begun to sprout; lettuce and tomato plants sowed over the last few months by an unlikely team: the seniors who live here and the teenage girls who go to class next door.Residents call this scenic spot the “Intergenerational Garden” because it straddles the space between the historic all-girls’ high school and a brand new, $65 million affordable housing project for seniors that officially opened yesterday.

Bronx News Roundup, Wednesday, May 4

First off, thanks to Adi for his light sleeping habits and nimble early-morning camera work. Now let’s get to more Bronx news out there on the webosphere.Weather: As you can probably tell by looking out your window right now, it’s raining and it’s expected to continue until the late afternoon. It will cool tonight, with temperatures dropping into the mid-40s. More rain tomorrow.Story of the Day: Judge Upholds Guilty Verdict for Riverdale Bomb PlottersIn her ruling yesterday, federal judge Colleen McMahon said it was “troubling” how doggedly a government

Fire on E. 204th Street in Norwood (Updated)

Above are photos of a fire last night at 305 E. 204th St. in Norwood. We’ll have more details for you later. All photos by Adi Talwar.Update: A few details. A spokesman for FDNY said 12 units, or about 60 firefighters, responded to the fire call at 3:22 a.m. The fire was under control by 4:03 a.m. The blaze was contained to the second floor, which serves as the offices for Aleseda Management and Realty.