Parks

Parks

Floating Pool Lady reopens

The Floating Lady Pool will be open through September 1.

The pool opened to the public during the last week in June, offering a respite for residents looking to escape the summer heat.

Education / Parks

Playstreets program starts soon

The Police Athletic League's Summer Playstreets Program will kick off on July 7.

Some streets will be closed off to traffic so kids can use them for fun and games this summer.

Parks

11th Annual Fish Parade highlights youth

PS 48's marching band at the 11th annual Fish Parade.

The 11th annual Hunts Point Fish Parade made its way through the streets of the peninsula to Barretto Point Park, kicking off summer on the peninsula.

Environment / Parks

Starlight Park gets flood protection grant

Starlight Park

A $4.4 million federal grant is aimed to establish new wetlands at Starlight Park, helping to protect the park and nearby residents from flooding caused by future storms.

Parks

Students honor Drake Park’s history

Students from PS 48 performed at a commemoration at Drake Park on May 28.

A group of Hunts Point middle school students has achieved its goal of bringing to light an important piece of the neighborhood’s history.

Parks / Video

City puts 52 Park rehab on drawing board

Shyquan using the jungle gym at 52 Park.

52 Park will get a long-needed facelift to add a skate park and make its playground safer, its basketball courts more playable and its theater more audience-friendly.

Parks

How the Floating Pool Lady came to be

How the Floating Pool Lady came to be

The swimming pool in Barretto Point Park has a curious history.

Education / Parks

Students uncover secret of Drake Park

At a Jan. 24 press conference, PS 48 students indicate where research has led them to believe slaves of former Hunts Point estates are buried.

Students at a Hunts Point elementary school have discovered a long-forgotten slave burial ground.

Food / Parks

Urban farm coming to Hunts Point

City Council member Maria del Carmen Arroyo spoke at a street fair in front of Fox Playground in 2009 to support an earlier effort by Tanya Fields, left, to establish Libertad Urban Farm.

The city has granted Tanya Fields, executive director of the BLK Projek, permission to open an urban farm on a city-owned lot at Simpson and Barretto streets—until they find a developer interested in building there.