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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. […]

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Concrete plant to become park

Concrete plant to become park

But when? ask Hunts Point activists By Daniel Allen dantallen@gmail.com Photo by Daniel Allen Part of the concrete plant has been refurbished and will remain as sculpture. It’s hard to imagine a waterfront promenade along Bronx River near the Sheridan Expressway, especially where the water’s color and texture resembles the […]

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New worker unlocks Barretto Point Park gates

New worker unlocks Barretto Point Park gates

Photo by Rebekah Logan Children played in Barretto Point Park shortly after its opening last spring. On the first warm Thursday afternoon in April, Barretto Point Park was alive with the sounds of youngsters playing. For a change, the park wasn’t locked-up after school. Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened the park […]

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Dead-end street is fisherman’s haven

By Christina Davis christina8361@gmail.com Nearly every day, a group of old friends meet on the East River waterfront to fish and crack some jokes. Their gathering spot is next to a derelict building once used by the Department of Sanitation to transfer garbage to barges, but it offers stunning views […]