Friday, November 21, 2014

Bronx News (Bxnews.net): Throggs Neck Shopping Center Open

Bronx News (Bxnews.net): Throggs Neck Shopping Center Open: Open for Business New shopping center opens in Throggs Neck in time for the holiday season BRONX, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 21- Simone Developme...

Throggs Neck Shopping Center Open

Open for Business

New shopping center opens in Throggs Neck in time for the holiday season

BRONX, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 21- Simone Development Companies marked the grand opening of the new Throggs Neck Shopping Center in the Ferry Point section of The Bronx at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and the Hutchinson River Parkway on November 20th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by a host of elected officials and community leaders. 

Anchored by a 165,000+ square-foot Target department store – the retailer’s third Bronx store – the Throggs Neck Shopping Center features over a dozen new stores and restaurants including TJ Maxx, Famous Footwear, Sleepy's, Petco, Skechers, Metro Optics, BX Sports and Super Wines and Liquors, and coming soon, T-Mobile and Starbucks. For fantastic food there is Applebee's, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Subway and Sarku Japan. The shopping center also includes secure free parking for over 600 cars directly in front of the stores.

Speakers at the ribbon cutting ceremony included Joseph Simone, President of Simone Development Companies, Borough President Ruben Diaz, NYS Senator Jeff Klein, NYS Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, NYS Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, NYC Councilman James Vacca and Lenny Caro, Executive Director of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce.  Joseph Kelleher, President, Simone Metro Properties, emceed the event.

“This wonderful new retail center is yet another example of how Simone Development is helping to transform and revitalize the New Bronx with innovative commercial and retail projects that create new jobs and boost the Bronx economy,” said Mr. Simone. “I’d also like to recognize Aaron Malinsky, Principal of Curbcut Urban Partners, and Paul Slayton of Slayton Investments, for their experience and involvement in this project.” 

The new Throggs Neck Shopping Center is a prime example of Simone Development Companies’ dedication to repurposing vacant and under-utilized commercial property in the New York metropolitan area. Simone Development Companies acquired the 7.9-acre site in 2011. The property had been used as a Postal Service equipment transfer station for many years and had been closed since September 2010.

Miles Mahony of Ripco Real Estate is exclusive leasing agent for Simone Development and its partners. Only 12,000 square feet of additional space is currently available at the Throggs Neck Shopping Center in various configurations.  


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bronx News (Bxnews.net): Subway Push Suspect Arrested

Bronx News (Bxnews.net): Subway Push Suspect Arrested: Subway Push Suspect Arrested Expected to be Charged with Murder By David Greene BRONX, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 19 - Police arrested a man in co...

Subway Push Suspect Arrested

Subway Push Suspect Arrested
Expected to be Charged with Murder

By David Greene

BRONX, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 19- Police arrested a man in connection with the subway push murder of a Chinese immigrant.

Kevin Darden, 34, is expected to be charged with second degree murder charges at the Bronx Criminal courthouse today.

Officials say Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, was standing near the platform’s edge when he was shoved in front of the moving train at just before 9 a.m., on November 16 at the East 167 Street Station.

Kwok, an immigrant from Hong Kong, died instantly as three train cars passed over his body, before the motorman was able to bring the train to a screeching halt.

Investigators used area surveillance video to track the 'person of interest,' turned suspect as be boarded a Bx-35 bus into Highbridge where the surveillance video lost the man.

Shortly after the release of the surveillance video police questioned and later arrested Darden.

A second person was reported struck by a train at the St. Lawrence Avenue Station at 6:45 a.m. on Friday, November 14. Although no criminality was suspected, the condition of that victim was not immediately known.

Officials from the Metropolitan Transit Authority say that Kwok was the 50th person to die in a subway mishap this year, but the first to die at the hands of another individual.


Anyone with information on the individual or his whereabouts is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are confidential.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bronx News (Bxnews.net): Bank robbin’ fashionista at large

Bronx News (Bxnews.net): Bank robbin’ fashionista at large: Bank robbin’ fashionista at large By Dan Gesslein BRONX, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 15- A would-be fashionista went to Bay Plaza not to shop the l...

Bank robbin’ fashionista at large

Bank robbin’ fashionista at large

By Dan Gesslein

BRONX, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 15- A would-be fashionista went to Bay Plaza not to shop the latest trends but to try to rob a bank.

The well-dressed crook entered the Chase Bank inside the Bay Plaza Shopping Center at around 12:48 p.m. on October 28. Dressed as if he were headed to a fashion shoot, complete with a luxuriously looking scarf and high-end shades and pea coat, the man passed the teller a note demanding cash. However, cops said he fled the bank without the cash.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect in the hopes someone recognizes the would-be bank robber.

The suspect is a described as a black male in his mid 30’s. He is 5 foot 8, dark complexion with a mustache and beard. He was last seen wearing a gray cap, dark sunglasses, black and white scarf, a black pea-coat type jacket, blue jeans and dark shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.

Bronx News (Bxnews.net): Yankees’ Good Luck Charm Passes Away

Bronx News (Bxnews.net): Yankees’ Good Luck Charm Passes Away: Yankees’ Good Luck Charm Passes Away (Bill Stimers with Bert Blyleven, a Basebll Hall of Famer, in the broadcast booth at YS.    —Photo by ...