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Education

Hunts Point school offers second chance

Hunts Point school offers second chance

Wildcat Academy cooks up a new way to educate By Sendy Tavera Stavera@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy The dining room in the American Bank Note Building. Where much of the world’s money was once produced, today students are cooking and baking, in a charter school designed to […]

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Hunts Point residents join housing march

Hunts Point residents join housing march

Demonstrators call for more protection for tenants By Insanul Ahmed insanulahmed@yahoo.com Photo by Mother On the Move Residents of Hunts Point and Longwood on the march for affordable housing. After three years of paying $1,420 a month for an apartment on Kelly Street that she says is in terrible shape […]

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Hunts Point Works loses its job

Hunts Point Works loses its job

City to shut employment center’s doors By Tatyana Gulko tgulko@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Tatyana Gulko The computer room is empty now at Hunts Point Works. Clients could use the computers in order to create resumes and other documents related to their job search. Hunts Point resident Edwin Cruz once feared he […]

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The circus comes to Hunts Point

The circus comes to Hunts Point

Neighborhood kids put on a three-ring show By Christina Davis cdav@hunter.cuny.edu Photos by Leslie Caraballo/NYCNews Service Teresa Kochis, right, helps Dimitra Martin on the trapeze. For more pictures click here. Ten-year-old Dimitra Martin hangs in the air, her ankles secured by the rope of a trapeze. She drops down, grabs […]

Parks

Residents snatch park back from ruin

By Rebekah Logan Rebekah_Logan@yahoo.com To someone coming upon Park 52 for the first time, it would appear to be nothing more than a glorified slab of concrete, and would no more stand out from dozens of other South Bronx playgrounds than a tarnished dime would gleam in a littered gutter. […]

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Judge puts Oak Point jail on hold again

Coalition celebrates order delaying hearings By Janice Harrison Janice7074@gmail.com A court order that halted the city’s plan to build a 2,000 bed jail in Hunt’s Point will remain in effect until at least June 12, a federal judge has ruled. The decision, reached after a hearing in Bankruptcy Court in […]

Business / Food

At farmers market, the slogan is ‘Give peas a chance’

By Susan Hill shill01@ccny.cuny.edu Charles White grins from behind a folding table laden with hearty stacks of cauliflower, squash, and green peppers. He is as wiry as a string bean, in perfect harmony with the bounty he is selling at the Hunts Point Farmer’s Market. White, commonly known as “Mississippi,” […]

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A bigger highway or none at all?

Residents clash over the future of the Sheridan Expressway By Daniel Allen dantallen@gmail.com State officials rank a plan to tear down the Sheridan Expressway advanced by a grassroots coalition last among the alternatives they are studying to modernize the 1.4-mile highway. Responding to pressure from local advocates who formed a […]

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Hundreds flock to clean-up

Hundreds flock to clean-up

Volunteers make Hunts Point, Longwood shine By Insanul Ahmed insanulahmed@yahoo.com Volunteers show off their handiwork in Lyons Gate Park. Nearly 200 volunteers showed up at Lyons Gate Park in Longwood on April 21 to help paint, prune, and plant in the neglected park, and to spruce-up a run-down footbridge and […]