Articles written by: ksiriotis

Education / News

Rocking the Boat sailing program garners national acclaim

Rocking the Boat students sail on the East River

Just one year after adding a sailing program to its roster, Rocking the Boat has been recognized by the America’s Cup sailing organization.

Government / News

Residents, elected officials protest city’s jail plans

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

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.

Education

Wi-Fi options are limited in Hunts Point

A link station in Manhattan, similar to the kind that will be arriving in the Bronx this summer.

Less than 60 percent of households have a broadband connection in community districts 1 and 2 in the Bronx. But other than the Hunts Point Library and Wi-Fi at The Point, there are no spots indoors for residents to connect to the Internet, and even outdoors in parks and subways, options are limited.

News / Transportation

Soundview Ferry may be inaccessible for Hunts Point residents

Mayor de Blasio's proposed ferry service between the South Bronx and the Upper East Side.

The trip from Hunts Point to the Soundveiw Ferry may be too long for local commuters to consider taking advantage of the the Bronx’s only planned stop in the mayor’s plan.

Housing

Residents worry affordable housing is disappearing

Residents worry affordable housing is disappearing

Hunts Point residents are worried that options for affordable housing are dwindling in their neighborhood, but some residents feel mixed-income housing could have long-term benefits.

News / Politics

Amanda Septimo running for Arroyo’s seat

Amanda Septimo

Amanda Septimo has set her sights on the open City Council seat in Bronx District 17, which includes Hunts Point and Longwood. At 24, Septimo would become the youngest council member in the city.

Education / News

Pre-K enrollment at 50 percent in Hunts Point

Citizens Committee for Children of New York 2015 Community Risk Ranking

Hunts Point and Longwood have the lowest enrollment in pre-kindergarten classes of any neighborhood in the five boroughs, despite having the greatest need to reverse historically low education rates.

Economy / News

Many in Hunts Point unaware of Spofford redevelopment

Location of future development project at former juvenile detention center.

Many Hunts Point residents are unaware of what could be one of the biggest neighborhood projects in decades.

Culture / News

New South Bronx Halloween Parade celebrates 30 Years

New South Bronx Halloween Parade celebrates 30 Years

The New South Bronx Halloween Parade celebrates 30 years of commitment to a South Bronx tradition.