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A bookstore with South Bronx roots

A bookstore with South Bronx roots

Books in the Hood offers readers a new place to shop By Insanul Ahmed insanulahmed@yahoo.com Photo by Insanul Ahmed Jared Harris, the owner’s son, browses at Books in the Hood. Bookstores in the Bronx are as rare as rain in the desert. In fact, there are only three in the […]

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Bronx River has a new tenant

Bronx  River has a new tenant

Beaver makes home between river and parking lot Wildlife Conservation Society The beaver lodge on the Bronx River. Click here to watch the Bronx Beaver video On George Washington’s birthday, employees of the Bronx Zoo saw something no New Yorker has seen in the city since George Washington slept here. […]

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Groups plan clean-up of contaminated land

“Brownfields” offer opportunities for parks, businesses, jobs By Anthony Moran amoran@hunter.cuny.edu The brightly-colored murals Tats Cru painted on the wall of The Point Community Development Corporation add character to the east side of Garrison Avenue between Manida and Barretto streets, but the other side of the street is a blighted […]

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Delayed by train track, Riverside Park to open

Hunts Point Riverside Park will open this spring, using a flagman to safeguard users from a passing train, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe announced at the Bronx Park Speakup at Lehman College. When ground was broken for the park at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Edgewater Road in the summer […]

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On the air in Hunts Point

On the air in Hunts Point

It can’t be heard far and wide, but WPNT gives residents a voice. By Christina Davis cdav@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Christina Davis Ruben Thomas supplies his own sound effects for his radio show on WPNT. Click here to listen to an excerpt from Ruben Thomas’s show. Listeners who tune their radios […]

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Walk will raise funds to fight MS

Hunts Point businesses support one of their own. When teams of walkers gather at Rye Playland on April 22 to raise funds in the search for a cure for multiple sclerosis, Hunts Point’s New Fulton Fish Market will be in the forefront.

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Will apartments rise on Bronx River Greenway?

The Bloomberg administration is eyeing the greenway for river-view apartments to attract families earning from $60,000 to $145,000 to Hunts Point. By Jay Bachhuber apethought@hotmail.com A report quietly submitted to the Bloomberg Administration last May calls for a new village to rise on the shores of the Bronx River, attracting […]

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Photographers come home to The Point

An exhibit of 26 photographs showcasing alumni of ICP at The Point’s photography program opened on March 20 and will be on view until through the summmer at the community center at 940 Garrison Avenue.

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Hunts Point arms for battle over jail

A coalition of Hunts Point neighborhood activists, legal aid organizations, and prisoners rights groups say the city shouldn’t build a 2,000-bed jail at the Oak Point rail yard.