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Visions of the past

Visions of the past

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Building a business one chestnut at a time

Building a business one chestnut at a time

By Paul Bufano pbufano@hunter.cuny.edu
 Salvatore Vacca Photo by Meredith Whitefield Goncalves 
 
In 1949, 19-year-old Salvatore Vacca left the small Italian island of Capri and embarked on a journey to the United States. He had little money in his pockets, but he carried generations of Italian tradition with him.
 
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Who needs Broadway?

Who needs Broadway?

Hunts Point has its own shows Photo by Hanan Tabarra Performers Saul Silva and Maceo Cabrera Estevez on stage. By Hanan Tabbara htabbara@hunter.cuny.edu It would be easy to mistake the BankNote building, with its vast bulk and turreted tower, for a factory or an armory, but when a visitor stepped […]

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Mayor honors BAAD! founder

Dancer-choreographer Arthur Aviles, the co-founder of BAAD! the dance and theater troupe headquartered in the BankNote building on Barretto Street, was one of six artists honored by New York City on Nov. 10. Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented a Mayor’s Awards for Arts in Culture to Aviles in a ceremony at […]

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As costs soar, shops serving Hunts Point close

As costs soar, shops serving Hunts Point close

Stores need to charge more, but customers resist price hikes Photo by Damiano Beltrami John Hyun is getting ready to hang a ‘Closed’ sign on his small grocery store. He says he’s paying more for everything but selling less. By Damiano Beltrami damiano.beltrami@journalism.cuny.edu Until last year, John Hyun used to […]

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Attorney General sues NYOFCo

Cuomo demands action on odors in Hunts Point Now New York State is suing NYOFCo in an effort to end the foul smells that have plagued Hunts Point. The state attorney general Andrew Cuomo has filed suit in State Supreme Court in the Bronx against the company, whose distinctive red […]

Education / Environment

City turns down ‘green’ school

City turns down ‘green’ school

By Prakirti Nangia pnangia@hunter.cuny.edu The city Department of Education has rejected a proposal to create a high school based on the ideas of the founder of Sustainable South Bronx and devoted to training students for jobs that can improve the environment. The Majora Carter Achievement Academy was the brainchild of […]

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Politicians call for rebuilding Hunts Point market

Two members of Congress, the Bronx Borough President and state officials joined State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli to call for federal help to assure that the world’s largest food distribution center will remain in Hunts Point. The market needs to be rebuilt, said DiNapoli as he released a report on […]

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City Hall rally calls $ for Hunts Point jail money misspent

City Hall rally calls $ for Hunts Point jail money misspent

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com Dozens of residents and activists from Hunts Point and Longwood took to the steps of City Hall in a rain-soaked mid-December rally to denounce the city’s continued plans to construct a new $500 million jail in the neighborhood.New York Governor David Paterson’s recently proposed massive cuts […]