City tries to close down S. Bronx Community Center; Court Hearing Tomorrow

City tries to close down S. Bronx Community Center; Court Hearing Tomorrow

The plan to get rid of Casa Del Sol is only one part of a larger assault on community projects in the Bronx. Just a mile north of Casa in Melrose at least four community gardens are also on the chopping block and face eviction by HPD. If the City moves to close the building on Thursday, Casa Del Sol could become one of the first victims to the recent wave of real estate speculation in one of NYC's poorest neighborhoods. As people get displaced from their homes and community centers and community gardens get bulldozed, city owned abandoned property remains unused for years- until it becomes profitable enough to sell the sites to private developers. The Bronx needs affordable housing but there is no reason to evict any existing spaces to provide it. SHOWS TO BE HELD AT CASA DEL SOL ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT Friday, Nov 19th 7pm Downstairs The Jeffrey Lewis Band (witty, animated and true), Carter Tanton (loud distorted guitars and harmonic vocals) Synth/Sax from Clouds Crossing, South Bronx's own the Dream Bitches (relentless, fast and smart harmonies) Indie-Pop from the Besties, and Dylan and Aaron, two solo artists from California. 8pm Casa Del Sol will host the Buffalo Poetry Reading upstairs in the Adverse Possession art gallery. Free Beer for all poets. Saturday, Nov 20th 7pm a hardcore show featuring Hiretsukan, The Black Howler, So I had To Shoot Him, and Piss Death from NY, GFK from Canada, Unholy Slaughter from Maryland. Casa Del Sol is located on the corner of 136th St and Cypress Ave. Take the 6 train to Cypress Ave. The train lets out on 138th St between the Bruckner Expressway and Cypress Ave. Walk to Cypress and turn left. By bike or car from Manhattan take the Willis Ave Bridge (125th St & 1st Ave) to the Bronx, turn right on 138th St and right again on Cypress Ave. For more info please contact Casa Del Sol at casashows (at) gmail.com or call 1-718-292-6443 or leave a voicemail at 1-800-825-1713. Please Support us by coming to rally at 9pm outside Bronx Court House Thursday Nov. 18th. Take the 5 train to Yankee Stadium a nd walk two blocks to the courthouse. The Rally is at the Bronx Court House on Grand Concourse and 161st at 9pm. Anyone who attends will be able to get into either of the shows this weekend for free.