Energy company eyes Hunts Point

Former site of NYOFCo plant, which a new venture hopes to reopen soon as an alternative energy operation.

An energy company seeks to open in the former NYOFCo plant, promising to supply clean fuel to the city and jobs to Hunts Point. But Community Board 2 wants to see some changes before the deal is done.

Business / Environment

Auto shops near arrival date

Pablo Estevez of Sunrise Cooperative addressing fellow auto workers at a July 10 meeting on Jerome Ave.

Community Board 2 says it will keep an eye on an influx of new auto businesses that were forced to leave Queens, to ensure they comply with environmental regulations.

Environment / Food

Civic groups ponder how $45 million can benefit peninsula

A map shows the risk of rising waters to the Hunts Point waterfront.

Community groups are working to devise a pilot program that would draw on $45 million in federal and city funding to create jobs while protecting the peninsula from flooding.


Aspiring chefs cook up a feast at The Point

Server Daisha

Some 100 hungry Bronxites gathered at The Point CDC to participate in the Spring into Summer Neighborhood Cocktail Party, where teen volunteers prepared varied dishes with the culinary skills they have mastered in Blank Plate, a cooking program for youth.

Education / Environment

Letter to the editor: Cleaning our rivers starts at home

New Visions students Fatou Mbeguere, Isaac Cruz, David Urbina test Bronx River water quality using sensors.

Reducing household waste and constructing more rooftop gardens are among the ways New Yorkers could cut down on the amount of waste dumped into the Bronx River and other city waterways, argues New Visions Charter High School sophomore Emmanuel Dufour, who urges the city’s residents to get involved in cleaning up our environment.

Environment / Parks

Tree census kicks off in Hunts Point

Volunteers helped launch the Trees Census at Julio Carballo Park on May 19.

The New York City Parks Department picked Hunts Point as the launching spot for the NYC Tree Census – the first official count of the city’s green residents in three decades.

Education / Environment

Hunts Point celebrates Earth Day

Zera Megget, Wanda Suero and Vanessa Capistran (left to right) help spruce up Hunts Point Riverside Park.

The event, which kicked off at the Hunts Point Recreation Center, was a way for residents to give area parks, playgrounds and gardens some needed tender love and care.

Environment / Police

Young activists call for action at The Point

Chenlee Carrasco poses in front the "Urban Food Justice" campaign table.

Activists from the A.C.T.I.O.N. program updated residents about neighborhood issues ranging from strained police-community relations to the lack of healthy food, at a Town Hall meeting at The Point in April.

Education / Environment

Reporter for Express is honored

Hunts Point Express reporter Iyeisha Barrie (right) with Aronson Awards host and journalist Rebecca Carroll.

Hunts Point Express reporter Iyeisha Barrie, a junior at CUNY Hunter College, won the prestigious Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism in the undergraduate category. Barrie, who reported for the Express in the fall of 2014, won for her story on a new method of tracking air quality launched recently by […]