Missing teenager found after nearly two months


Martin Chung shared the good news on a Facebook group set up to find his missing son: Max Chung has been found.

The elder Chung posted the news late Monday, and didn’t share many details outside the fact he was “safe and healthy.”

The incoming Horace Mann senior was last seen June 13 at the Port Authority. The news came just as Martin Chung announced a reward of up to $31,415 for the first information that would lead to the location and safe recovery of the 17-year-old. The unusual amount represents the first several digits of pi, what Martin has described as his son’s favorite mathematical constant.

Before being found, Max Chung was last seen wearing a red Manchester United soccer jersey, a black hooded sweatshirt featuring a logo from the HBO television series “Game of Thrones,” dark blue sweatpants, and black Adidas sneakers, also featuring the fantasy cable television series.

A Facebook group, “Find Max Chung,” attracted more than 1,000 followers, many reading the regular pleas from Martin Chung for a safe return of his son, along with notes from friends also pleading for the teenager to return home.


Cohen: Money is indeed going to city libraries

Libraries are getting funding, but a staffer at Councilman Andrew Cohen’s office admits there’s still more work to do.

Fatumata Tunkara, Cohen’s budget advisor, said Cohen’s office allocated $550,000 to the New York Public Library in the 2016-17 budget year, and another $275,000 in the 2017-18 budget year.

The response comes following a letter to the editor in the Aug. 1 Riverdale Press from reader Susan Landgraf talking about air-conditioning problems at the Spuyten Duyvil Library on West 235th Street, while $1.9 million is allocated to parks.

“The benefits to our community and the people who live here from both these city offerings is enormous,” Landgraf wrote, “but I do wonder why the library’s HVAC system does not figure in any budget allocations when we can spend almost $2 million on a playing field.”

Cohen’s office has and will continue to work with the city library system, Tunkara said, to “address these problems and concerns, and to find a long-term solution.”


More apartments coming to Kingsbridge Heights

A three-family home in Kingsbridge Heights could soon become 16.

Nush Rudaj, who has developed similar residential offerings in other parts of the Bronx, wants to tear down an existing apartment building at 2731 Kingsbridge Terrace, and replace it with a new four-story structure that will offer 16 units, according to his buildings department filing.

Rudaj purchased the property through RSK 852 LLC in March for $750,000, according to city property records.

He filed permits in May to raze the building, originally constructed in the 1930s as an apartment building, according to published reports.

The property is located in the southern edge of Community Board 8, just blocks from the James J. Peters VA Medical Center.