Articles written by: Joe Hirsch

Food / Health / News

New market sells produce to public wholesale

By Eleanor A. Miller NYCity News Service Tucked into the parking lot of the New Fulton Fish Market in Hunts Point is the city’s only wholesale farmers market—and now it’s getting a boost from a $296,000 grant to the Council on the Environment of New York City, which runs farmers […]

Art / Education / Environment / News

Folk icon feted at Hunts Point Riverside Park

Folk icon feted at Hunts Point Riverside Park

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com Musician Pete Seeger, who became an icon of social movements in the 1960s for his use of traditional folk music and original folk songs to rally the public for political change, was honored at Hunts Point Riverside Park on September 3 for his lifetime contribution to […]

Housing / News

Repairs slowly begin at Hunts Point House of Horrors

Repairs slowly begin at Hunts Point House of Horrors

By Maria Clark mariapclark@gmail.com Six months after deplorable and dangerous conditions in the complex of buildings at 621-627 Manida Street were made public, some basic renovations have been made. But there is still a long way to go before apartments are safe and comfortable, say tenants and advocates. Ocelot Capitol […]

Housing

HPAC legal interns assist tenants of blighted buildings

By Maria Clark mariapclark@gmail.com In its ongoing fight to help the tenants of Hunts Point’s “House of horrors,” the apartment complex at 621-627 Manida Street, get their badly damaged buildings and apartments repaired, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children enlisted two law school students for the summer. “They were asked […]

Education / Environment / Health

Michelle Obama’s garden inspires Hunts Point teen

Michelle Obama’s garden inspires Hunts Point teen

By Jeanmarie Evelly jmevelly@gmail.com Victor Davila got the chance of a lifetime this summer—an invite to Michelle Obama’s garden at the White House. The Hunts Point teenager was part of a group of 60 students from urban and community gardening programs across the country who got a chance to compare […]

Environment / News / Parks / Transportation

Explosion still hobbles NYOFCo

Explosion still hobbles NYOFCo

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com Six of the seven storage silos at the New York Organic Fertilizer Company on Oak Point Avenue are still out of service, after an explosion on July 21 that hurled fertilizer pellets across a parking lot. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation. The […]

Art / Environment

Bronx know-how helps Manhattan theater put on a show

Bronx know-how helps Manhattan theater put on a show

A contemporary play performed in Manhattan’s theater district through August was adapted from a work by the Greek playwright Euripides, set in a trailer park in middle America, while materials and sets were provided by a company from the South Bronx. The Redd Tale Theatre Company on West 38th Street […]

Politics

State funds boost Hunts Point non-profits

State funds boost Hunts Point non-profits

Rev. Ruben Diaz, who represents Hunts Point in the New York State Senate, will direct $2 million in state funds to Bronx-based and Latino nonprofits, he announced at a breakfast meeting on Aug. 17 that gathered politicians, including his son the Bronx Borough President, and recipients of the money.

News

Plans for Hunts Point jail remain on hold

Plans for Hunts Point jail remain on hold

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com The city’s plan to build a jail in Hunts Point remains in limbo while Mayor Bloomberg decides who his next Corrections commissioner will be. Martin Horn resigned as commissioner of the city’s Department of Correction in July to teach at John Jay School of Criminal Justice.