Environment

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.

Environment / Food

Flood protection funds aren’t enough, say advocates

An artist's sketch shows what the Hunts Point waterfront could look like with federal and city funding to create jobs and protect the shoreline.

Community leaders worry that Hunts Point isn’t getting the focus it should from federal and city officials to help safeguard it from future storms that could potentially cripple the city’s food supply and flood the neighborhood.

Education / Environment

Rocking the Boat hosts visitors from Africa

Foreign exchange students learn about the Bronx River.

International exchange students say they’ll take lessons learned here to launch projects to help their communities back home.

Environment

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.