Environment

Environment / Government

Native son stays home to run Community Board 2

Ralph Acevedo

Board 2 voted in longtime board member and Hunts Point native Ralph Acevedo as its new district manager.

Environment

Project aims to prepare Hunts Point against big storms

Project aims to prepare Hunts Point against big storms

A group has been hired to solicit ideas and concerns from residents in order to understand how to protect at-risk areas of the peninsula from future storms.

Environment / Parks

New greenway link connects two parks

Students from Fannie Lou Hamer High School canoe on the Bronx River.

City and state officials broke ground on the construction of new parkland that will connect Starlight and Concrete Plant parks and complete a missing connection to the greenway along the shoreline of the Bronx River.

Environment / Food

Food distribution markets have few local fans

Trucks near the Hunts Point food distribution markets.

While some in the community say that there are economic benefits to having the food distribution markets as neighbors, others say they are a burden, not a blessing.

Environment / Health / Jobs

Hunts Point celebrates annual hustle

Runners launch off the starting line at the Hunts Point Hustle.

On the morning of the 10th annual Hunts Point Hustle, the skies were filled with clouds and weather predictions called for rain, but that didn’t stop the 113 runners who came out to run the 5k race.

Environment

Sickening smell blankets Longwood

Some suspect that garbage-hauling trains on tracks that run parallel to the Bruckner Expressway are behind foul air in Longwood, but the DEP says it is still investigating the source of the problem.

Residents and Community Board 2 are anxious to find the source of an odor that has failed the air in Longwood for several months, sickening many. A middle school sits right in its path.

Environment / News

JP Viñals wins Brower Youth Award

JP Viñals in San Francisco receiving his Brower Youth Award.

Bronx native, JP Viñals, wins the Brower Youth Award for his work as an environmental activist.

Environment / Parks

Federal DOT awards $10 Million to finalize Bronx River Greenway

A 3/4 mile link between Concrete Plant Park and Starlight Park

Construction on a missing link in the Bronx River Greenway will begin next summer thanks to a $10 million federal grant secured by the Bronx River Alliance and the city’s Parks Department.

Education / Environment

Bronx River is classroom for seaweed scientists

Environmental Program apprentice Alissa Hickson, 17, checking the lines of the seaweed farm she helps maintain with Rocking the Boat staff.

The Rocking the Boat Environmental Program team cultivates a seaweed farm, just off the coast of Hunts Point to clean the Bronx River.