Articles written by: Stephanie Litsas

Education / News

Shakespeare revisits Hunts Point

Shakespeare revisits Hunts Point

Her hands over heart, a passionate young woman reflects on how deeply she has fallen in love. She can’t tell the man she loves him, because she’s in disguise as a boy to protect herself from unwanted advances, and he thinks they can be buddies. Besides, the man she loves […]

Education / Environment / Food

Plans for Hunts Point high school inch forward

Plans for Hunts Point high school inch forward

If all goes according to plan, next September high school students will be growing vegetables on walls in Hunts Point, and going home with about $40 worth of groceries each month that they have produced themselves. The Hunts Point High School for Sustainable Community Initiatives is approaching the final stage […]

Education

New program to serve Hunts Point’s youngest

New program to serve Hunts Point’s youngest

The Hunts Point Alliance for Children will launch an ambitious initiative for toddlers and their parents this fall that will include a new “Toy Library” where children and caregivers can play together and an expanded Jumpstart program, along with a new social worker at PS 48 and a medical program […]

News

Hunts Point kids to bring Shakespeare alive

Hunts Point kids to bring Shakespeare alive

By Stephanie Litsas SLitsas089@gmail.com Hunts Point schoolchildren are speaking in Elizabethan English again. For the fourth year, The Hunts Point Alliance for Children (HPAC) has partnered with the Shakespeare Society, bringing fifth and sixth graders together to put on a full original Shakespeare play. The youngsters will perform Twelfth Night […]

Education / Health

Teens flip over The Point’s circus workshop

Teens flip over The Point’s circus workshop

At The Point’s Live from the Edge Theater on a recent evening, a teenage boy wearing a red long sleeved t-shirt took a running start and hurtled into the air, tucking his knees beneath him and landing on a folding mat several yards away. A girl wearing blue yoga pants […]

Parks

Hunts Point parks: the good, the bad and the ugly

Hunts Point parks: the good, the bad and the ugly

By Stephanie Litsas slitsas@hunter.cuny.edu As Community Board 2 was preparing its annual request for city funds to improve the neighborhood last October, resident after resident rose to complain about the state of their local park or playground. Jose Grafals, the volunteer caretaker of Printers Park on Hoe Avenue, was worried […]

Parks

Parks Department defends its record

“We are committed to building and maintaining parks and green spaces in the South Bronx to promote healthy living,” said Jesslyn Moser, a department spokeswoman, in response to questions from The Express.

Environment / Food / Health

South Bronx Food Expo sows seeds for future

CENYC volunteers handed out nutritious snack recipes to attendees

By Stephanie Litsas slitsas@hunter.cuny.edu More than 150 people filled The Point on a cold and rainy Saturday to talk about food. They ate, they saw, they networked. Some dreamed of farming in the neighborhood’s parks and vacant lots; some imagined buying fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the upstate farmers […]

Environment / Food / Health / News

At a glance: organizations at the Food Expo

The Blk Projek promoted community supported agriculture. Members would buy shares of a farm’s harvest, which would be distributed at a local site once a month. Contact