Parks

Parks

Local parks get safety upgrades

Local parks get safety upgrades

The city is installing 40 blue light “help points” in city parks, including Soundview Starlight Concrete Plant and Pugsley Creek parks.

Parks

Young people find their way on skateboards

Manuelee Rodriguez, 20, glides weightlessly through the air as he assess his landing at the River Avenue Skate Park near Yankee Stadium.

The number of skateboarders nationwide has grown steadily in recent years, but like most cities around the country, New York has few skate parks to accommodate them. The closest one to Hunts Point is about an hour’s walk away, prompting some young people and advocates to push for the creation of a local skate park.

Health / Parks

Phoenix on brink of undefeated season

Phoenix on brink of undefeated season

For the Phoenix of South Bronx High School, the pressure was officially on. To keep their undefeated 12-0 season going, they’d have to score in the last rays of spring light.

Health / Parks

Shrinking numbers threaten Hunts Point little league

The Carballo Little League 14-year-old travel team.

Dwindling Little League sign-ups are not just a Hunts Point problem. Last year a new little league baseball organization serving kids in Longwood and Soundview also never took hold.

Environment / Parks

Out-of-town fish land in Bronx River

Alewife herring from Connecticut being released into the Bronx River

The Bronx got a lot more crowded on April 20, as 400 alewife herring from Connecticut commuted down from the suburbs and were released into the Bronx River from its shores in the Bronx Zoo.

Environment / Parks

Something’s fishy off Hunts Point Riverside Park

Something’s fishy off Hunts Point Riverside Park

According to the Bronx River Alliance, a local environmental protection organization, the dolphin was a short-beaked common dolphin, and it is not a great sign for a dolphin this young to be on its own.

Art / Housing / Parks

“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.