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Hunts Point Riverside Park wins national honors

Hunts Point Riverside Park wins national honors

Down amidst the mountains of scrap metal and the forbidding fences of industry sits one of the neighborhood’s crown jewels, a cozy little park right on the Bronx River. Now that park is receiving not only visits from local residents and canoeists, but it’s getting national attention as well for […]

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‘Meet the Bronx River,’ oarsmen say

‘Meet the Bronx River,’ oarsmen say

Rocking the Boat introduces residents to their next door neighbor A family is shown the rowing ropes at a recent Community Rowing Saturday at Hunts Point Riverside Park. By Felix Quinonez Jr. Fquinon@hunter.cuny.edu Eight-year-old Ruben Ruden could hardly stand still as he told his family about his adventure on the […]

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Farms in Hunts Point? maybe so

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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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Federal funds will jumpstart Greenway

Federal funds will jumpstart Greenway

A plan to build a recreational trail connecting a series of parks on the East River waterfront has gotten a major boost from the economic downturn. Federal stimulus money will be used to build the South Bronx Greenway and open it to the public within three years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg […]

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‘Barretto Barbara’ keeps Hunts Point parks shining

‘Barretto Barbara’ keeps Hunts Point parks shining

By Kathy-Ann Joseph kathannjoseph@gmail.com On a weekday morning in Barretto Point Park, everything seemed just so: the lush lawns neatly trimmed, the hedges manicured, the trees pruned and the playground equipment shiny. To a visitor, the site looked perfect. But not to Barbara Zwillick. What she saw was an endless […]

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Hunts Point island is now a park

Hunts Point island is now a park

By Angela M. Hill amhill73@yahoo.com NYC News Service Photo by Angela Hill Dignitaries signed the deeds to South Brother Island to the Parks Department at a ceremony at Barretto Point Park in November. Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Rep. Jose Serrano, far left and right, took their turn signing, as […]

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East River becomes path to adventure

East River becomes path to adventure

By Laura Age At Tiffany Pier in Barretto Point Park this fall, four people walked to the boxy container on which a graffiti artist had painted “South Bronx Kayak Club” in huge, boldly outlined letters. Two brightly colored kayaks lay inside, one forest green, the other fluorescent yellow. Two to a […]

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Residents snatch park back from ruin

By Rebekah Logan Rebekah_Logan@yahoo.com To someone coming upon Park 52 for the first time, it would appear to be nothing more than a glorified slab of concrete, and would no more stand out from dozens of other South Bronx playgrounds than a tarnished dime would gleam in a littered gutter. […]