With one month to go to submit proposals, here is another article about plans for the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx, that will hopefully include cycling.
Bicycles and Basketballs Could be in the Armory’s Future
By: Jeanmarie Evelly
Published: February 22nd, 2012
There’s less than a month left for those ‘vying to take over the Kingsbridge Armory to submit their proposa?ls to the city, and a number of organizations have come forward with ideas for filling the long-vacant, 600,000-square-foot building.
Recently, a group of cycling enthusiasts who have been campaigning to turn the Armory into a giant bicycling center have teamed up with New York Gauchos, a Bronx-based youth jbasketball program, as well as several other sports-oriented groups, with the intent of converting the structure into an enormous sports, recreation and wellness center.
“There’s a lot of enthusiasm for our vision,” said Rocky Bucano, vice president for the Teamwork Foundation, Inc., the nonprofit that runs Gauchos. “They know the previous roadblocks were the pure retail plans, which were not a good fit for the community.”
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