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Hunts Point’s ‘Outsider Artists’

Hunts Point’s ‘Outsider Artists’

A professional nurtures the talent of a group of self-taught, home-grown painters and sculptors. By Tatyana Gulko tgulko@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Tatyana Gulko “Jazz Quartet Playing for a Lady Singer” by Tiara Stewart. Tiara Stewart shuffles through sketches in the portfolio she has carried with her to The Point—the community center […]

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A bookstore with South Bronx roots

A bookstore with South Bronx roots

Books in the Hood offers readers a new place to shop By Insanul Ahmed insanulahmed@yahoo.com Photo by Insanul Ahmed Jared Harris, the owner’s son, browses at Books in the Hood. Bookstores in the Bronx are as rare as rain in the desert. In fact, there are only three in the […]

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Hope grows in South Bronx soil

Hope grows in South Bronx soil

Addicts tend plants and trees in New Leaf turn-around program. By Carolina K. Moraes carolinakbrasil@yahoo.com Community Markets Plants from the New Leaf greenhouse for sale at the Hunts Point Farmers Market. Walking past plum, cherry, and apple trees, Edgar Sosa takes hold of a leafless branch. “You should come back […]

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Bronx River has a new tenant

Bronx  River has a new tenant

Beaver makes home between river and parking lot Wildlife Conservation Society The beaver lodge on the Bronx River. Click here to watch the Bronx Beaver video On George Washington’s birthday, employees of the Bronx Zoo saw something no New Yorker has seen in the city since George Washington slept here. […]

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Theater group confronts violence

Theater group confronts violence

‘Ain’t Easy’ shows teens in the cross-hairs By Joseph Orovic joseph.orovic@journalism.cuny.edu NYCity News Service Photo by Joe Orovic Cast members Emilz Rodriguez, Anton Negroni and Ana Collado (left to right) fielded questions from the audience after their performance. The mostly teenaged audience at The Point pondered Martin Luther King’s message […]

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Groups plan clean-up of contaminated land

“Brownfields” offer opportunities for parks, businesses, jobs By Anthony Moran amoran@hunter.cuny.edu The brightly-colored murals Tats Cru painted on the wall of The Point Community Development Corporation add character to the east side of Garrison Avenue between Manida and Barretto streets, but the other side of the street is a blighted […]

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Delayed by train track, Riverside Park to open

Hunts Point Riverside Park will open this spring, using a flagman to safeguard users from a passing train, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe announced at the Bronx Park Speakup at Lehman College. When ground was broken for the park at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Edgewater Road in the summer […]

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On the air in Hunts Point

On the air in Hunts Point

It can’t be heard far and wide, but WPNT gives residents a voice. By Christina Davis cdav@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Christina Davis Ruben Thomas supplies his own sound effects for his radio show on WPNT. Click here to listen to an excerpt from Ruben Thomas’s show. Listeners who tune their radios […]

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Walk will raise funds to fight MS

Hunts Point businesses support one of their own. When teams of walkers gather at Rye Playland on April 22 to raise funds in the search for a cure for multiple sclerosis, Hunts Point’s New Fulton Fish Market will be in the forefront.