Friday, June 17, 2005

Overheard at the Bronx Democratic Dinner

At Wednesday’s Bronx County Democratic Dinner we ran into the Borough President himself, the always unflappable Adolfo Carrion. Although we have had our recent disagreements there is no denying that he is a major political talent.

When we chatted we pressed him on the BJ’s tenancy issue at the Bronx Terminal Market. He pretty much flatly denied that the box store was in the mix which, if true, is very good news indeed. Carrion’s observation was reiterated by Joel Rivera as well as new councilmember Maria del Carmen Arroyo (Arroyo represents the BTM district). She also told us that she was extremely interested in meeting with the merchants and finding a solution to their long term viability. Her intervention and help would be a boon for the beleaguered vendors.