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Trees talk on the Grand Concourse

Trees talk on the Grand Concourse

By Jeanmarie Evelly jeanmarie.evelly@motthavenherald.com The Grand Concourse, the iconic boulevard that stretches along four miles of the Bronx, has 100 years of stories to tell. This summer and fall, Bronx residents are lending their voices to share those stories—through the trees that line the street’s parks and sidewalks. The Tree […]

Art / Environment

Floating sculpture honors Bronx River

Quick, what’s 30 feet long by 12 feet wide, is topped with hundreds of pounds of carefully selected junk, and recently floated down the Bronx River to Hunts Point Riverside Park, led by a flotilla of canoeists? Why, that’s an artists’ rendering of the Lower Bronx River Watershed, of course.

Art / Environment

Fish Parade celebrates Hunts Point

Fish Parade celebrates Hunts Point

By Maria Clark The streets of Hunts Point were teeming with marine life last Saturday, as dozens of young people dressed as mermaids and fish marched in the 6th annual Fish Parade. The lively sea creatures were joined by canoes that float on land, a pirate ship and a gorilla […]

Art / Education

Performing Shakespeare the Hunts Point way

Kiannae Laws, Brooklyn Campbell, Chyna Anthony and Eliezer Diaz, onstage in this year’s Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble performance of The Tempest. The Ensemble put on the classic at The Point and at the Julia Miles Theater in Manhattan, in May.

A wizard and his daughter, a witch’s son and a spirit meet up with the crew and passengers of a ship wrecked in a storm on an enchanted island off Hunts Point on May 30. The wizard, the spirits and the rest were fifth and sixth graders, putting on a […]

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‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

By Sarah Trefethen sarah.trefethen@motthavenherald.com A number of Mott Haven community leaders are complaining that they have been left out of planning the South Bronx Greenway’s future. At stake, they argue, is not only recreation but jobs.

Art

If Hunts Point is discovered, can artists afford to stay?

If Hunts Point is discovered, can artists  afford to stay?

By Azriel James Relph azriel.james.relph@gmail.com Louis Nieves squints at the horizon, grasps his paintbrush, and sweeps pigmented oil across canvas, mimicking the colors and shapes of the setting sun over the brick buildings and bodegas of East 140th Street in Mott Haven. The South Bronx art scene is getting on […]

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Young artists net Fish Parade prize

Young artists net Fish Parade prize

By Meredith Goncalves mgoncalves@gmail.com They didn’t know it when they entered the contest to design the emblem for this year’s Hunts Point Fish Parade, but Gabriel Beltran and Ashley Lazerbe held the pieces of a puzzle. Ashley, 10, drew “a ship, a seal and a cool fish,” she said. Gabriel, […]

Art

Visions of the past

Visions of the past

Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] Pictures by Ricky Flores

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Art comes to Hunts Point industry

Art comes to Hunts Point industry

By Tenzin Tseyang ttseyang@hunter.cuny.edu What happens when you hand 10 artists the paint to cover 240 feet of blank canvas any way they wish? They create a “Village of murals,” in an effort to transform a bleak industrial section of Hunts Point into a more inviting route to the riverside.