Articles written by: Jenady Garshofsky

Government / Transportation

‘Give us a say,’ advocates tell planners

Kellie Terry-Sepulveda, executive managing director of the Point CDC, discusses Hunts Point Avenue at the Sheridan town hall forum.

  Sheridan Expressway forum demands changes in highway The advocates who have worked for a decade to persuade the state to replace the Sheridan Expressway with housing, parks and businesses have accepted the reality that the elevated highway won’t be torn down, but they’re determined to have a say in […]

Parks

Bronx River Greenway stays cut in two

This rendering shows part of the rehabilitated Starlight Park and two of the bridges designed to link segments of the Bronx River Greenway.

The Bronx River Alliance, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Sustainable South Bronx, Rocking the Boat and The Point CDC are backing a petition campaign to persuade the state Department of Transportation to build three bridges in the vicinity of Starlight Park, as it had committed to do a decade ago.

Crime

Building patrols spark controversy

Janeia Sandiford, 27, sits on the stoop to her apartment building located at 625-627 Manida Street.

Hunts Point residents speak up about Operation Clean Halls, the program that allows police to patrol inside apartment buildings and to stop residents and demand to know their business and see their identification even in their own homes.

Education / Environment

School fair colors Hunts Point green

Girls made their own jewelry at the fair in Hunts Point Riverside Park.

For its sixth annual School Fair, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children teamed up with Green Apple Day of Service to transform Hunts Point Riverside Park into an environmental festival.