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Hunts Point campaign comes to Manhattan

Hunts Point campaign comes to Manhattan

New allies sought in effort to tear down Sheridan Expressway By Daniel Allen dantallen@gmail.com Hunts Point activists created a miniature park in a parking space on Southern Boulevard to dramatize their campaign to transform the Sheridan Expressway into parkland, housing and commercial property. The event last September was part of […]

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Serrano, SSBx split over plan for Oak Point

Serrano, SSBx split over plan for Oak Point

By Joe Hirsch NYC News Service joehirsch6@yahoo.com Jose Serrano, who represents Hunts Point in Congress. Majora Carter, executive director of Sustainable South Bronx. Long-time allies in the effort to clean up pollution in Hunts Point have fallen out over the fate of the 28-acre corner of the Oak Point rail […]

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Hunts Point at play

Hunts Point at play

They soared on swings. They rode the see-saw. They went to the hoop. They picknicked and fished and soaked up the late autumn sun Photo by Leslie Ann Caraballo Jose Vazquez helped his son Alviery, 4, go fishing, as his mother Jenny DeLeon, standing, his cousin Arsana DeLeon, seated left, […]

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New shuttle service put on hold

Problems stall free ride for Hunts Point workers By Justin Franco A new high-tech shuttle bus that was supposed to begin ferrying workers to and from subway and bus stops in Hunts Point to their jobs in the Hunts Point food distribution center is stuck in the garage, for now. […]

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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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Tats Cru remains rooted in Hunts Point

Tats Cru remains rooted in Hunts Point

Once outlaws, they now charge corporations for graffiti By Stephanie Smith smsmith@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Stephanie Smith Tats Cru covers the globe on this mural on the roof of The Point. For more pictures click here. Sprung from the streets as a gang of kids spray-painting and tagging around the South […]

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Keeping pollutants out of the Bronx River

Keeping pollutants out of the Bronx River

Hunts Point industrial site tries going green By Eliot Caroom Eliot.caroom@journalism.cuny.edu An aerial view of the Sims Metal recycling facility in Hunts Point, before construction began on its green wall and wet meadow. Hunts Point Riverside Park is a pristine patch of green surrounded by rusting metal: train tracks line […]

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Bronx River could test clean water plans

Bronx River could test clean water plans

‘Let us show you how to think small,’ environmentalists tell city By Christina Davis cdav@hunter.cuny.edu Plantings along streets would absorb rainfall, keeping it out of the sewers, say environmentalists. This rendering from the Gaia Institute shows Lafayette Avenue as it might look if the institute’ s proposal for capturing storm […]

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Tenants pin hopes on new management

Tenants pin hopes on new management

Hunts Point I complex has waited years for help By Phyllis Cox pcox@hunter.cuny.edu     Photos by Phyllis Cox A newly-installed sink quickly lost its finish. Water damage has made holes in the wall and ceiling of this apartment. Mold cakes the walls of the bedroom where Oneida Rodriguez’ s […]