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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, […]

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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.

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Teens take smoking crusade to stores

Teens take smoking crusade to stores

By Shuli Levine Slevi@hunter.cuny.edu Though they are not all old enough to buy cigarettes, the members of the activist youth group based at The Point are not too young to fight tobacco companies in a neighborhood where one fifth of the residents are smokers. “Our goal is to make the […]

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In Hunts Point, salsa is hot

Photo by Danny Peralta

Dance class has people meeting and hearts pounding By Michel Ovalle michelovalle@hotmail.com Photo by Danny Peralta Every Thursday evening, the contagious salsa beat sets feet tapping against the wooden floor of the dance studio at The Point. The dancers line up facing the mirror as the instructor, Efrain Rodriguez, leads […]

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Hunts Point moms find island of peace

Hunts Point moms find island of peace

In a chaotic world, yoga class offers a place free from stress By Megan Sperry msdollface@gmail.com The smell of incense filled the headquarters of Mothers on the Move on Intervale Avenue, as four women chanted “lokah samasthah sukhing bhavantu.” The words are Sanskrit. They mean: “May all beings everywhere be […]

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Yoga at a Glance

What: Free Yoga and Meditation for Mothers Where: Mothers on the Move (MOM), 928 Intervale Ave. When: Every Saturday noon-1:30 Contact: MOM (718) 842-2224

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South Bronx Food Co-op offers healthy choices

South Bronx Food Co-op offers healthy choices

By Sarah Grieb sarah.e.grieb@gmail.com It’s Tia Singleton’s first day at the South Bronx Food Cooperative and she’s been breaking down boxes and learning how to use the cash register. Singleton will spend three hours working at the co-op’s recently-opened store on Third Avenue. Then she’ll become a shopper, filling her […]

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The co-op at a glance

Where: 3103 Third Avenue, at the corner of E. 158th Street. When: Thursdays-Mondays 11 a.m. -8 p.m. How much: $120 for individuals, $80 for families (for each adult over 18, children under 18 are free), $60 for students, and $40 for seniors and people on public assistance. Payable in monthly […]

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Hope grows in South Bronx soil

Hope grows in South Bronx soil

Addicts tend plants and trees in New Leaf turn-around program. By Carolina K. Moraes carolinakbrasil@yahoo.com Community Markets Plants from the New Leaf greenhouse for sale at the Hunts Point Farmers Market. Walking past plum, cherry, and apple trees, Edgar Sosa takes hold of a leafless branch. “You should come back […]