Articles written by: Alexandra Niemetz

Crime

Peace month seeks to combat violence

Peace month seeks to combat violence

A single mother raises her child in a violent household. She escapes, hoping for a new life. She finds it as an importer of tropical fruits in the Hunts Point Food Market. At first she prospers, but then her business collapses. Then her son is shot and killed. Again she […]

Environment / News / Parks

South Bronx Greenway makes s-l-o-w progress

Some of Hunts Point’s busiest streets have become obstacle courses. A patch of dirt runs down the middle of Hunts Point Avenue. A portion of each block of Lafayette Avenue from Hunts Point Avenue to Riverside Park is dug up. Heavy equipment works behind a barrier at the foot of […]

Education

Hyde Leadership School comes of age

The front of the new high school building

Hunts Point’s newest high school has a quiet library, a helpful librarian and shelves filled with books. Many of its classrooms are equipped with a projector and screen. Students can study or just hang out in its common rooms. The cafeteria offers a variety of healthy food options. The completion […]

Environment / Parks

Baby beavers in the Bronx River?

Baby beavers in the Bronx River?

Might the banks of the Bronx River hear the pitter-patter of little paws? Could be, say the folks at the Bronx River Alliance. Four and a half years ago, the first beaver to make a home in New York City since the early 19th century settled in the Bronx River. […]

Art / Environment

Launched in Hunts Point, sculpture lands in Rikers

Born in Hunts Point, a huge, igloo-shaped dome composed of umbrellas found itself doing time on Rikers Island on Oct. 19. The dome was no criminal; it was a work of environmental art. Built on The Point’s Bronx River campus next to Hunts Point Riverside Park and meant to comment […]