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Owners outline Bank Note building’s future

Owners outline Bank Note building’s future

Landmark status will preserve the building’s past. By Lynette Raheb lynetteraheb@aol.com Photo by Beyer Blinder Belle The Bank Note building on Lafayette and Tiffany streets has been rechristened BankNote. Denham Wolf Real Estate Services carved a niche for itself as a consultant to non-profit organizations. “Real estate,” the firm declares […]

News / Transportation

Cut down traffic, Hunts Point teens say

By Sydney Céspedes sydney29@gmail.com Six months ago, the federal government told the city that it would spend $354 million on New York, if the city came up with a system of congestion pricing, charging cars that drive into Manhattan’s business district in an effort to cut down on traffic. To […]

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Lawmakers remain uncertain

They praise the messengers more than the message. By Sydney Céspedes sydney29@gmail.com Members of the New York State Assembly were impressed with the Hunts Point teenagers who pressed them to vote in favor of congestion pricing. But they weren’t necessarily convinced. “I am still up in the air,” said Bronx […]

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Green roof keeps house cool, dry

Green roof keeps house cool, dry

By Kathy-Ann Joseph kathyannjoseph@gmail.com Workers installing a green roof on Majora Carter’s and James Chase’s home in Hunts Point put down drainage plates to prepare for planting. From the street, the red-brick, two-story rowhouse on Manida Street looks as typical as they come. But instead of tar or tile, its […]

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Hunts Point activists seek fast bus line

Hunts Point activists seek fast bus line

Colombian mayor shares Bogota’s experience. By Joe Hirsch joehirsch@yahoo.com Photo by Adam Liebowitz Enrique Penalosa, the former mayor of Colombia’ s capitol, outlined the ways his city reduced car traffic at a meeting of activists from Hunts Point and elsewhere. What if riders were able to hop on a bus […]

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City surrenders on Hunts Point jail

City surrenders on Hunts Point jail

Plans call for new South Bronx site By Joe Hirsch joehirsch6@yahoo.com Photo by Amy Ponce Demonstrators marched and rallied last April to protest plans to build a jail in Hunts Point. After a nearly two-year-long roller coaster ride of legal entanglements and community and political opposition, the city Department of […]

Education / Environment

The Bronx River as science lab

The Bronx River as science lab

By Stephanie Smith Photo by Stephanie Smith Banana Kelly High School students (left to right) Valerie Cazeres, Jauna Williams and Nia Johnson on the Bronx River at Shoelace Park. At a small dock on the Bronx River, students from Banana Kelly High School get ready to dip buckets into the […]

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The Bronx River as science lab

The Bronx River as science lab

Students at Banana Kelly High School learn in an outdoor classroom By Stephanie Smith smsmith@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Stephanie Smith Banana Kelly High School students (left to right) Valerie Cazeres, Jauna Williams and Nia Johnson on the Bronx River at Shoelace Park. At a small dock on the Bronx River, students […]

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Historic district is Longwood’s jewel

Historic district is Longwood’s jewel

By Phyllis Cox pcox@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Jolie Ruben The Landmark’s Preservation Commission praised the row houses of the Longwood Historic District for preserving a sense of what the Bronx was like as the subway arrived, transforming farmland to city streets. Marilyn Smith’s home, where it all began, is at the […]