Hunts Point Library hosts card game sessions A set of Yu Gi Oh Cards.
Rocking the Boat sailing program garners national acclaim Rocking the Boat students sail on the East River
Southern Boulevard building among city’s worst Tenants Liliane Collado and her mother, Marfies Tavarez, at their apartment at 922 Southern Boulevard.
Local photojournalist trains lens on boricua contemporaries Andrew Boryga for Ground Truth Project: Bronx Millenials
Economy , Housing City’s process to develop Spofford draws rebukes

City’s process to develop Spofford draws rebukes

Some in Hunts Point are frustrated with the city’s Economic Development Corp. for lacking transparency in its process of selecting a winning proposal to develop the closed juvenile detention facility on Spofford Ave.

Education P.S. 48 students

Students get a lesson in archaeology

Students from P.S. 48′s English Language Learners program will be conducting research in Joseph Rodman Drake Park in Hunts Point. Drake, the 19th century poet, is buried there, along with his family members. Archeologists believe a slave burial ground was located just south of the cemetery, a history that was unearthed by students from the school three years ago.

Business , Food Marley Spoon, a meal delivery company, has opened a new warehouse on Manida Street.

Online food biz sets up shop in Hunts Point

Marley Spoon, an e-commerce meal-kit business — a burgeoning trend in the food industry – has taken a lease on a 20,000-square-foot warehouse on Manida Street.

Government , News City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca addressing protesters at a Rally on Saturday in front of the potential site for a new jail on Halleck Street.

Residents, elected officials protest city’s jail plans

City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca and State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein organized the protest after they heard that Hunts Point was on Mayor De Blasio’s list for potential locations for a new 2000-bed prison.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Business / Economy

Birch Coffee opens in Hunts Point

Birch Coffee opens in Hunts Point

    Birch Coffee and StartUp Box, a local business incubator, opened a coffee shop at 866 Hunts Point Ave., near Seneca Avenue, in May. The new shop has the same menu as other Birch Coffee shops in the city, serving all types of coffee such as cappuccinos, macchiatos, lattes, [...]

Culture / Education / News

The Point: Urban Word NYC

The Point: Urban Word NYC

The themes of self-empowerment, racism and family were the threads that ran through many of the poems in the semi-final round of the 18Annual Grand Slam Poetry Contest held at The Point last month. Urban Word NYC, a citywide literary arts organization for students, hosts the event every year at [...]

Art / Culture / Education

New library opens at Bronx Documentary Center

Michael Kamber, Co-Founder of the Bronx Documentary Center.

The Bronx Documentary Center has opened a photography library to celebrate the legacy of the late Tim Hetherington, a British photographer and award-winning filmmaker who was tragically killed covering the front lines of the war in Libya at the age of 40.

News

Express reporter is honored

Ajhani Ayres with her Aronson award.

A reporter for the Hunts Point Express won this year’s undergraduate honor from the James Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism for her story about three women who have lived on Kelly Street for decades, keeping the community spirit there alive.

Government / Politics

Bronx voters decisively back Clinton

Bronx voters decisively back Clinton

The margin of victory was larger in the 15th congressional district, which includes Hunts Point and Mott Haven, than in any of the other 26 congressional districts in the state. With 95 percent of the votes counted in the district, Clinton had 72 percent of the votes.

Education / Politics

Charter school students block Cruz visit

Malena Hernandez, who co-wrote a letter threatening to walk out of school if candidate Ted Cruz was allowed to campaign there, stands outside Bronx Lighthouse College Prep Academy on Intervale Ave.

Student opposition to the Republican presidential candidate’s proposed campaign stop prompted a two-day flurry of defiance that included making signs, writing an angry letter to their principal, Alix Duggins and planning a walkout.

Art / Culture / News

Jazz Fest hits the roof!

Jazz Fest hits the roof!

Commuters looked on from the elevated Freeman Street subway station. Passersby spontaneously grabbed dance partners on the street. And those just making their way down Louis Niñé Boulevard this past Saturday stopped in their tracks. They were all gazing up to the roof of the Northpoint Medical Facility, where Bobby [...]

Immigration / Politics

Mexican activist returns after two-year ban

Angelo Cabrera speaking at CUNY Xpress

Angelo Cabrera co-founded the Mexican American Students Association in 2001 as a response to proposed New York state legislation that would have made undocumented students pay out-of-state tuition. Now he’s back, following a two-year ban from the U.S.

Politics

Sanders storms St. Mary’s Park

Sanders supporters fill St. Mary's Park.

It was the first time a presidential candidate had made a campaign stop in the South Bronx since Ronald Reagan in 1980.