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Supermodel Campbell spends time at Point

Supermodel Campbell spends time at Point

By Christina Davis cdav@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Joseph Gilmore World-famous model Naomi Campbell, 36, reading to children at The Point. Supermodel Naomi Campbell made headlines worldwide when she began her court-ordered sentence of community service by cleaning a Sanitation Department garage on the far West side of Manhattan on March 19. […]

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Concrete plant to become park

Concrete plant to become park

But when? ask Hunts Point activists By Daniel Allen dantallen@gmail.com Photo by Daniel Allen Part of the concrete plant has been refurbished and will remain as sculpture. It’s hard to imagine a waterfront promenade along Bronx River near the Sheridan Expressway, especially where the water’s color and texture resembles the […]

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New worker unlocks Barretto Point Park gates

New worker unlocks Barretto Point Park gates

Photo by Rebekah Logan Children played in Barretto Point Park shortly after its opening last spring. On the first warm Thursday afternoon in April, Barretto Point Park was alive with the sounds of youngsters playing. For a change, the park wasn’t locked-up after school. Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened the park […]

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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 […]

Business / Health / News

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. […]

Education

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 […]