Education

Business / Education / News

Fire devastates shopping area

Fire devastates shopping area

by Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com A four-alarm fire on Hunts Point Avenue between 163rd Street and Westchester Avenue gutted five stores and damaged two others on Wednesday night, October 28. No one was injured, but the five stores will be demolished next week, say city officials.

Crime / Education / Housing

Neighborhood voices: A friend is gunned down

Neighborhood voices: A friend is gunned down

By Danny R. Peralta Glenn Wright, 21-year-old youth leader from The Point CDC who was tragically murdered on September 13, 2009 on the Lower East Side, will be remembered as a unique voice by his peers and supervisors. In the short year that he spent at The Point, Glenn excelled […]

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 […]

Education

Sesame Street comes to Hunts Point

Sesame Street comes to Hunts Point

By Danny Peralta The Point community center on Garrison Avenue played host in August to one of the South Bronx’s most recognizable celebrities, Sonia Manzano, who for 30 years has played Maria on Sesame Street. The event, the last in a series of summer workshops organized by at the Point […]

Education / Environment / Health

Michelle Obama’s garden inspires Hunts Point teen

Michelle Obama’s garden inspires Hunts Point teen

By Jeanmarie Evelly jmevelly@gmail.com Victor Davila got the chance of a lifetime this summer—an invite to Michelle Obama’s garden at the White House. The Hunts Point teenager was part of a group of 60 students from urban and community gardening programs across the country who got a chance to compare […]

Education

At Longwood gathering, youth speak out for safer schools

At Longwood gathering, youth speak out for safer schools

By Maria Clark mariapclark@gmail.com Teens from around the Bronx gathered in Longwood in August to rap, recite poetry, and speak out against teen violence, while also criticizing policies that put metal detectors and overzealous security officers in their schools. The event, at the studio of Longwood area hip-hop recording artists […]

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 […]

Education / Health

Feisty doc still fighting for Hunts Point

Feisty doc still fighting for Hunts Point

Dr. Richard Izquierdo pushes city to open a new school By Maria Clark maria.clark@journalism.cuny.edu When Richard Izquierdo was 5, a family friend asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. “A doctor,” he answered. Now, as he makes his rounds between his two clinics on Southern Boulevard, […]

Art / Crime / Education / Health / Housing / Jobs / News / Parks / Transportation

‘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.