Mayor orders investigation into NYPD shooting in Castle Hill From Deborah Danner's Facebook page.
New greenway link connects two parks Students from Fannie Lou Hamer High School canoe on the Bronx River.
Resident chef makes The Point a destination for home cooking Kelston Bascom.
Food distribution markets have few local fans Trucks near the Hunts Point food distribution markets.
News Maria Reyes-Scales says

Councilman fights myths about ex-cons’ voter rights

Former felons, like everyone else, have until Oct. 14 to register to vote in local and national elections, even if they have been released from prison and cleared parole, according to New York state law. Even those on probation are eligible to vote.

Environment , Health , Jobs Runners launch off the starting line at the Hunts Point Hustle.

Hunts Point celebrates annual hustle

On the morning of the 10th annual Hunts Point Hustle, the skies were filled with clouds and weather predictions called for rain, but that didn’t stop the 113 runners who came out to run the 5k race.

News DV survivors need enhanced services, survey finds

DV survivors need enhanced services, survey finds

A recent study of domestic violence victims living in the Bronx shows that 55 percent of 140 victims surveyed couldn’t pay their rent and more than a quarter are living in shelters.

Education , Politics HPAC’s Executive Director Jill Roche accepts a check from Councilmember Rafael Salamanca for the organization’s career readiness programs at last month’s Back-to-School Fair.

HPAC’s Back-to-School Fair introduces two community-based projects

Two new community-based projects were introduced at the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s ninth annual Back-to-School Fair: Hunts Point Habla, where residents can weigh in on issues that concern them, and a Career Readiness Program for teens at HPAC. Hunts Point Habla, or Hunts Point Speaks, was launched by the [...]


Economy / Housing

Bronxites rally against rezoning plan

Protesters rally against the city's Jerome Ave. rezoning plans on Sept. 30.

Hundreds turned out on Thursday evening to protest a plan to redevelop 73 blocks of Jerome Avenue, potentially harming the Bronx’s low-income residents and workers.

News / Politics

The Point receives Venezuelan foreign minister

Visitor's at The Point for the unveiling of the President Chavez  mural.

Venezeuela’s foreign minister made a stop at The Point in September to commemorate the 10th anniversary of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s visit.

Government / Politics

Incumbents sweep Democratic primaries

Incumbents sweep Democratic primaries

Incumbents held serve across the South Bronx in four Democratic primaries on Sept. 13. In the 17th City Council district, Rafael Salamanca beat Helen Foreman-Hines to retain his seat, serving Hunts Point, Longwood and Melrose. Salamanca finished the evening with 2,450 votes, or 62.3 percent, to Foreman-Hines’ 1,485— 37.6 percent. [...]

Government / Politics

Three Democratic primaries slated in Hunts Point, Longwood

Three Democratic primaries slated in Hunts Point, Longwood

Voters go to the polls today to cast their ballots in three local primaries.

Government / Politics

Lawsuit fails to block Bronx primaries

Lawsuit fails to block Bronx primaries

But federal judge leaves opening for plaintiffs to pursue their case A federal judge declined to delay the Sept. 13 Democratic primaries in the Bronx but will permit a lawsuit to go forward against the Bronx Democratic Party that seeks billions of dollars in damages along with changes in the [...]

Government / Politics

Lawsuit alleges massive fraud by Bronx Democrats

Lawsuit alleges massive fraud by Bronx Democrats

A lawsuit claims leaders of the borough’s Democratic Party have carried out a long-running, elaborate scheme to rig the makeup of its ruling body to their liking.


Young activists learn the art of advocacy


A group of ambitious young students closed out their productive summer on a high note at The Point CDC on Aug. 11, with a performance that included music and circus tricks for the community.


Festival brings a taste of Ghana to Crotona Park

Festival brings a taste of Ghana to Crotona Park

Africans from across the city celebrated Ghanaian culture at the 7th annual Afro Cultural Parade and Festival in Crotona Park on Aug. 13.


Break-ins decimate Longwood garden

Volunteers help Libertad Community Garden recover after it was decimated by a thief.

A popular Longwood community garden is clawing its way back after it was broken into on three consecutive days in early August, and most of its tools and produce stolen.