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Dawson Street five wait for rescue

Dawson Street five wait for rescue

Although new single-family homes line nearby Longwood Avenue, the apartment building that is home to “Life on Dawson St.” is a shambles. Few tenants are left; its storefront is empty and many of its windows are broken. Pointing at the sculpture, Daniel Holmes, a high school student who lives nearby, […]

Art / Crime

Mural celebrates Hunts Point and its women

Mural celebrates Hunts Point and its women

Sasha Wortzel Sasha.wortzel@gmail.com On Hunts Point Avenue, a smiling woman in green pulls a fresh vegetable from a thriving garden. Another woman is perched atop an apartment building, enjoying the warmth of the brilliant sun as birds fly overhead. A father reads to his child at the foot of a […]

Art / Environment

Relaxing on the Greenway, courtesy of Hunts Point residents

Relaxing on the Greenway, courtesy of Hunts Point residents

In-depth conversations between residents and designers aimed to create excitement about the South Bronx Greenway. What arose from these conversations, were “amazing political discussions,” that used the design process as a sounding board for larger social issues.

Art / Business

Art and plantings guide residents to Hunts Point waterfront

sketch of proposed mural to be painted at the Sim's edgewater site on Edgewater Road.

By Stephanie Gooch sgooch825@yahoo.com By next spring, the Bronx River will meander along the walls of a grim industrial site on Edgewater Road, beside Hunts Point Riverside Park. Painted by artists commissioned by The Point CDC, the river will be rendered in a mural that traces its course from Westchester […]

Art

A show hits the road to explore a changing Hunts Point

By Sasha Wortzel sasha.wortzel@gmail.com THE PROVENANCE OF BEAUTY. from Sunder Ganglani on Vimeo. Hunts Point resident John Tyson maintains that the South Bronx is a place to be proud of. He didn’t always feel this way. “The Bronx now is a beautiful place. It’s a nice community,” says Tyson, a […]

Art / News

Nine women who beat odds honored in Longwood

Nine women who beat odds honored in Longwood

By Azriel James Relph Azriel.james.relph@gmail.com Movie stars and other high-profile guests strode past the velvet ropes guarding Father Gigante Plaza on a recent autumn evening. But the biggest stars were the women of the Bronx. Hollywood-by-way-of-the-Bronx actresses Kerry Washington and Joy Bryant joined celebrity environmentalist Majora Carter in hosting the […]

Art / Education / Environment / News

Folk icon feted at Hunts Point Riverside Park

Folk icon feted at Hunts Point Riverside Park

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com Musician Pete Seeger, who became an icon of social movements in the 1960s for his use of traditional folk music and original folk songs to rally the public for political change, was honored at Hunts Point Riverside Park on September 3 for his lifetime contribution to […]

Art / News

Rent hikes drive artists from BankNote building

Rent hikes drive artists from BankNote building

By Jeanmarie Evelly jmevelly@gmail.com When sculptor Albert Bensusen lost his studio in downtown Manhattan 10 years ago, a friend showed him pictures of a studio he’d just rented. “I said, ‘Wow, that’s beautiful. Where is it?’” the spry 79 year-old Bensusen recalled. To his surprise, the loft—with its high, airy […]

Art / Environment

Bronx know-how helps Manhattan theater put on a show

Bronx know-how helps Manhattan theater put on a show

A contemporary play performed in Manhattan’s theater district through August was adapted from a work by the Greek playwright Euripides, set in a trailer park in middle America, while materials and sets were provided by a company from the South Bronx. The Redd Tale Theatre Company on West 38th Street […]