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“Mi Casa es Mi Casa”: Young artists voice views on displacement

Grace Kuponiyi, 16, president of ACTION, poses with her contribution, "My World"

“Mi Casa es Mi Casa,” an exhibition at The Point, highlighted the issue of displacement.

Parks

Bronx River cleanup wins national award

Students at local schools help clean up the Bronx River shore.

On Feb. 17 the Bronx River Alliance and the New York City Department of Parks will be awarded the Audrey Nelson Award, for their work reviving the Bronx River. The award is given annually to an exemplary community development program.

Housing / Parks

Southern Boulevard could be site of city’s next major overhaul

Southern Boulevard could be site of city’s next major overhaul

As the city considers an ambitious facelift to a 130-block area of the Bronx, residents and housing advocates recognize the need for change but worry that large scale development may make the neighborhood unaffordable for low-income residents.

Parks

Area parks await upgrades

Area parks await upgrades

The city broke ground on Lyons Square Park in late November, and plans for Hunts Point Playground are in the final review process.

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.

Parks

Soundview Park adds new dog run

By Annie Nova. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. takes a moment off from inaugurating a new dog run at Soundview Park by communing with his dog, Meyling.

The new dog run is located near the park’s entrance at Lafayette Avenue between Colgate and Boynton.

Culture / Parks

Facelift begins at historic Longwood park

Volunteers from 52 Parks for Progress pose at 52 Park on July 19.

A $3 million allocation from the city will be used to build new skate park and basketball courts, buy new equipment and renovate the amphitheater.

Parks

Floating Pool Lady reopens

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The Floating Lady Pool opened on June 29. It’s open to the public daily from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. and again from 4- 7 p.m.

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.