POLICE INVESTIGATE FIRE ON SOUTHERN BOULEVARD
Firefi ghters responded to a fi re that broke out on the second fl oor of 2363 Southern
Boulevard on Thursday, December 27 around 5 p.m. Eleven people, three of whom
were fi refi ghters, sustained injuries. Fire marshals are still investigating the cause
behind this fi re. Photo by Edwin Soto
AUTO HITS PEDESTRIAN AND COLLIDES INTO HOUSE
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle that ended up colliding into a Pelham Parkway
house. According to police, 49th Precinct police offi cers responded to the incident
at 1280 Pelham Parkway South on Thursday, December 27 at 8:30 a.m. The driver was
attempting to turn into driveway, but accidentally stepped on the accelator causing
the driver to strike a pedestrian. The victim was trapped underneath the car which
then crashed into the fi rst-fl oor garage and dislodged a 20 foot by 1 foot section
of reinforced brick on the building’s facade. NYC Department of Buildings issued a
Full Vacate Order to the two-family home due to structural damage. The victim was
rushed to Jacobi Hospital in critical, but stable condition. The driver was not injured,
but was examined at the scene. No charges were fi led against the driver and the
crash is been investigated as an accident. Photo by Edwin Soto
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Affordable Housing Development Opportunity
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is inviting developers to submit proposals
for a new construction affordable senior housing development project in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx.
The Request for Proposals (RFP) will be available starting December 21, 2018 on HPDs website
(www.nyc.gov/hpd). Respondents can download the RFP at no charge and must register online to receive any
updates or additional communications regarding the RFP.
A pre-submission conference will be held at 100 Gold Street, Room 1R, New York, NY 10038 on January 25,
2019 at 10:30 a.m. Interested organizations are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. If you are planning
on attending the conference, please RSVP on HPDs Website. Any updates and/or additional communications
regarding this RFP will also be posted on HPDs website.
People with disabilities requiring special accommodations to attend the pre-submission conference should contact
Zlata Kobzantsev at the email address below.
All proposals are due in hand no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Detailed instructions are provided in the RFP.
All communications must be IN WRITING to:
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Office of Neighborhood Strategies
100 Gold Street, 9X
New York, NY 10038
97west169stRFP@hpd.nyc.gov Bill de Blasio, Mayor
BRONX TIMES REPORTER, J 10 ANUARY 4-10, 2019 BTR
Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development
Maria Torres-Springer, Commissioner, HPD
Sunday, December 23, 7:40 p.m. -- The NYPD
is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining
the identity and whereabouts of the six individuals
who are seen in the attached photos wanted for
questioning in connection with a grand larceny of a
It was reported to police that in front of 925
Hunts Point Avenue, six unidentified individuals, four
males and two females, boarded a parked, unoccupied
MTA bus and proceeded to drive it to various
locations in Brooklyn and Queens before parking the
bus in front of 803 Prospect Avenue just before midnight.
There was no reported damage to the bus.
The individuals are described as follows:
Individual 1 is described as a male Black, late
teens; last seen wearing a hoodie and all dark clothing.
Individual 2 is described as a male Black, late
teens; last seen wearing a red hoodie and a dark
Individual 3 is described as a male Black, late
teens; last seen wearing a hooded shirt and all dark
Individual 4 is described as a female Black, late
teens; last seen wearing music headphones and all
Individual 5 is described as a male Hispanic, late
teens; last seen wearing a green jacket.
Individual 6 is described as a female Black, late
teens; last seen wearing a fur lined jacket and long
Monday, December 31, 1:42 a.m. - Police responded
to a 911 call to aid an infant inside of 1345
Southern Boulevard, apartment 2D.
Upon arrival, officers observed a 1-month-old
child, Kal-El Aupont unconscious and unresponsive,
with no obvious signs of trauma.
EMS responded to the location and transported
the infant to Bronx Lebanon Hospital, where he was
pronounced deceased. The investigation remains
Monday, December 24, 3 p.m. -- The NYPD is
seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following
A suspect in the MTA bus hijacking. DCPI
individuals in connection to robbery.
The following has been reported to police: The
individuals entered S+C Hardware, located at 1771
Southern Boulevard, and displayed firearms. One of
the individuals then proceeded to use his firearm to
strike a 41 year-old male employee and a 27 yearold
male employee before fleeing with $350 in cash,
two cellphones, two watches, a credit card, and jewelry.
EMS responded but both employees refused
1: Male, black, 5’7” to 5’9”, 170, 18 to 25 yearsold.
2: Male, black, 5’9”, 5’10”, 250, 18 to 25 yearsold.
Tuesday, January 1, at 11:16 a.m.-- Police responded
to a 911 call of an unconscious infant inside
617 East Fordham Road, apartment 4C, within the
confines of the 48th Precinct. Upon arrival, officers
discovered a 2-month old male, Jeremy Villanueva
unconscious and unresponsive.
EMS responded and transported the male to St.
Barnabas where he was pronounced deceased. The
medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.
Supsects wanted by the 42nd Precinct for a Christmas Eve robbery. DCPI