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.


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.


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.

Art / Parks

Riverside campus gets a facelift

Patrons and artists at an opening at the House of Spoof on Nov. 2.

A Nov. 2 exhibition at the House of Spoof’s new space centered around El Dia de los Muertos.

Environment / Parks

Trash mars Greenway medians

A median running down the middle of Lafayette Avenue.

Local groups hope that the city’s Parks Department will help them keep the plantings on Hunts Point and Lafayette avenues clean and vibrant starting this fall.

Culture / Parks

Hunts Point celebrates its waterfront

Marchers began at Hunts Point Riverside Park and ended at Barretto Point Park for the annual Fish Parade on June 15.

About 300 residents and visitors came out for Hunts Point’s tenth annual Fish Parade.