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In a first, girls graduate from Hunts Point school

In a first, girls graduate from Hunts Point school

St. Ignatius proudly salutes a milestone in its history By Monica A. Suma monicasuma@gmail.com Photos by Monica Suma The first girls to graduate from Saint Ignatius are: front row, l. to r., Amy Arias, Mercedes Carrasco, Tiana Cora, Britny Rivera, Joslyn Diaz, Paola Martinez, Shayann Santiago and Jane Francisco, and […]

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Pushing to improve Hunts Point schools

Pushing to improve Hunts Point schools

Organizer goes door to door to recruit parents By Daniel Allen dantallen@gmail.com Photos by Dan Allen Jenise Harrell on her way to call on Hunt Point residents, asking them to participate in the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s parent coaching program. If it really does take a village to raise […]

Parks

‘Barretto Barbara’ keeps Hunts Point parks shining

‘Barretto Barbara’ keeps Hunts Point parks shining

By Kathy-Ann Joseph kathannjoseph@gmail.com On a weekday morning in Barretto Point Park, everything seemed just so: the lush lawns neatly trimmed, the hedges manicured, the trees pruned and the playground equipment shiny. To a visitor, the site looked perfect. But not to Barbara Zwillick. What she saw was an endless […]

Education

Hunts Point children find Shakespeare’s magic

Hunts Point children find Shakespeare’s magic

By Monica A. Suma monicasuma@gmail.com Five girls, 10- 11- and 12-years old move in a circle singing a strange song: “You spotted snakes, with double tongue, /Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen; /Newts and blind-worms do no wrong; /Come not near our fairy queen.” A bit shy at first, they repeat […]

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News flash update: new plan for jail in Hunts Point

By Joe Hirsch joehirsch6@yahoo.com Barely a month after scuttling its plan to build a 2000-bed jail in Hunts Point, the Department of Correction is set to try again, this time on city-owned property adjacent to the Fulton fish market. In a letter to Community Board 2 chair Roberto Garcia, Correction […]

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Fab Lab comes to Hunts Points

Fab Lab comes to Hunts Points

MIT lab on wheels turns ideas into reality By Jennifer Aponte Jena3000@gmail.com Photo by Jennifer Aponte The Fab Lab brings designers to The Point and is used to teach students and residents. Inside a brightly-painted trailer parked at The Point on Garrison Avenue, Ashley Pullen watches intensely as Professor Neil […]

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Stores BID to improve shopping

Stores BID to improve shopping

New effort seeks safer, cleaner Southern Boulevard By Monica A. Suma monicasuma@gmail.com Photo by Monica Suma Stores on Southern Boulevard are making a big effort to attract shoppers by starting a Business Improvement District Downtown has SoHo. Now Hunts Point has SoBo. Merchants have rebranded the area’s main shopping street […]

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Hunts Point holds its nose

Hunts Point holds its nose

City studies stench, but residents want action By Luis M. Mostaceroluismartinnyc@gmail.com Photo by Jolie Ruben Toting a coffin to symbolize the death of clean air, demonstrators from Mothers on the Move marched to the NYOCO fertilizer plant, whose striped smokestack can be seen in the background, to protest the odors […]

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Activists want odor complaints

If you smell something, call 311, they urge By Luis M. Mostacero luismartinnyc@gmail.com While they wait for the city Department of Environmental Protection to complete its Hunts Point Peninsula Odor Management Plan, community leaders are urging residents to call the city’s 311 complaint line to report odors. But, they say, […]