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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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.