In 1979, when there was a North Bronx (at that time) which was over 70% White, many residents and merchants were worried about their quality of life. They were worried, as many were in the South Bronx before then, that the "habits" of other minorities would bring "crime, fires and other quality of life" issues, that The Southern Bronx started to develop, as early as the 1950's.
Well, 32 years later, we know "most' of the story. Yes, crime, since 1993, has gone down, in some areas, as much as 90%. Fires, were nill. But on the bad (or good side-depending on what side of the fence your own) side, many 1979 North Bronx residents and Merchants: Died or Moved-Moving to places like Riverdale. These residents did not want to help the neighborhood that they lived in, they just went to create a new one.
So, it is NO SURPRISE that now Riverdale Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (A Former Kingsbridge Resident)wants to be "The New King" of Fordham Road by trying to dethrone the 2010 Elected Offical base of Assemblyman Jose Rivera by supporting candidate Sergio Villaverde in his quest for 78th Assembly Power.
North West Bronx Democrats belives Sergio is a good and honorable man. But I hope Sergio remembers that Today, Fordham Road does not have the same 'tone" as the Man who woul;d want to be King!