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Despite promises, asthma still plagues Hunts Point

Photo by Ryan Joseph

A little boy no more than five brought home the meaning of environmental injustice to Miquela Craytor, she recalled at a recent press conference with The Hunts Point Express. At a rally at the Oak Point rail yards three years ago to protest the city’s plans to build a jail […]

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Water for sale: a new store offers nothing but

Water for sale: a new store offers nothing but

The Latin American Oprah was in Hunts Point last November. Surrounded by body guards and police, Cristina Saralegui, the queen of Spanish talk TV, arrived on Southern Boulevard for the grand opening of the only retail water store in the United States.

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In Bolivia, activists see Hunts Point in a mirror

photo by Toyin Hussein Oluwakemi Adebanjo, 2009. Climate change conference inspires local organizations

Grassroots organizations from Hunts Point, Longwood, Mott Haven and Melrose were well-represented at an international conference on climate change in Bolivia in April. “There are tangible parallels that exist between the indigenous people in Bolivia and Hunts Point,” said Tanya Fields, one of more than a dozen local residents who […]

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Water for sale

Photo by Ryan Joseph

The only water store in North America encounters critics who say its product is unnecessary and destructive The Latin American Oprah was in Hunts Point last November. Surrounded by body guards and police, Cristina Saralegui, the queen of Spanish talk TV, arrived on Southern Boulevard for the grand opening of […]