Articles written by: Kimberly Devi Milner

Culture / Video

Shakespeare gets a Hunts Point touch

Open Hydrant ensemble members rehearsing a scene from A Midnight Summer's Dream.

Hunts Point is ground zero for updated readings of Shakespeare classics by actors taking advantage of the opportunity to show what they’ve got.

News

Another waste plant for Hunts Point?

Trucks ready to dispatch after being loaded with waste at 1281 Viele Avenue

Medical waste facility seeks to expand The second largest medical waste disposal company in the United States plans to double the capacity of its Hunts Point facility, trucking in more red bags from hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices as far away as Rhode Island. As much as 80 tons of […]

Housing

Sleek new building will house seniors

Artist Rendition of 1115 Intervale Avenue, Courtesy of SEBCO

With its oversize windows and two-tone gray brick façade, 1115 Intervale Avenue resembles a luxury apartment building. But it will house low-income seniors who won one of the 47 apartments in this newly-built rental building in a lottery—and are almost as happy as if they’d won the Powerball lottery itself.

Business / Environment / Food / Jobs

Big plans for Oak Point

BEST Academy workers planted trees on this site on Oak Point Ave. over the summer.

A newly planted three-acre wetland and plans for a new food storage and distribution facility are the latest signs of change in one quickly evolving corner of Hunts Point. Hundreds of recently planted trees and shrubs now stand on the new nature preserve along the East River waterfront on the […]

Art / Environment

Young artists take aim at a concrete wall

A group of young people hopes to leave its artistic mark on a part of Hunts Point not usually noted for its aesthetic appeal: The Terminal Produce Market. After spending the summer working with fitted canvases, the 14- to-23-year-olds plan to hang their work over the half-mile-long concrete wall on […]

Environment / Parks

New park to open near Fish Market

The new one-acre park Hunts Point Landing on Farragut St. is set to open this month.

Update: Opening day for Hunts Point Landing, Hunts Point’s newest park, is set for Monday, Sept. 24, when Congressman José E. Serrano Seth W. Pinsky, president of the Economic Development Corporation and local community leaders formally cut the ribbon.

Parks / Transportation

New Barretto Point Park bus hours announced

The bus to Barretto Point Park is back.

Art / Education

Longwood preteen wins literary award

All ten-year-olds need a boost of encouragement, especially those who go on to change the world, believes one fourth grader from Longwood. Shelley Polanco, who will enter the fifth grade at P.S. 333 in the fall, won this year’s Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition, for writing and binding her first novel, […]

Environment / Transportation

New program will police Hunts Point polluters

Hunts Point is the city’s ground zero for a state initiative to police businesses and trucks that pollute. At a July 18 press conference on Longwood Ave., representatives from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, Community Board 2 and The Point CDC ushered in “ECO-Quality,” a project aimed at cracking […]