The top three Bronx stories to follow in 2024: The rookie Republican, the Metro-North expansion and ongoing drama in CB11

News coming out of the Bronx in 2023 ranged in breadth. 

From the tale and ultimate death of Godzilla the alligator at the Bronx Zoo in March, to a July proposal for a 34,000-seat cricket stadium in Van Cortlandt Park and a surprising local election outcome in November — the Bronx was anything but short on content last year.

So after a whirlwind 2023, here are the top three Bronx stories to keep your eyes on in 2024. 

The rookie Republican and development in District 13 

Kristy Marmorato was the Bronx’s, and perhaps the whole city’s, largest upset in the November General Election after she pulled off the unthinkable — unseating incumbent Democrat Marjorie Velázquez for the Council District 13 seat in the East Bronx, and by extension, becoming first Republican from the Bronx elected to the City Council in 40 years.