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Longwood store is shrine to Latin music

Longwood store is shrine to Latin music

By Sydney Céspedes sydney29@gmail.com Photo by Syndney Cespedes Miguel Amadeo in his store, Casa Amadeo on Prospect Street. In mid-February, Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion and Congressman Jose Serrano sat down with the leaders of Banana Kelly to ask them to lower the rent on a storefront the organization owned. […]

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Advocates call for tougher oversight

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com While NYOFCo’s parent company calls the new requirements the state Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed “excessively burdensome,” The Point CDC and Sustainable South Bronx have called on the DEC to add new safeguards before issuing a permit to the fertilizer plant on Oak Point Avenue. […]

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‘We’ll quell Hunts Point’s foul smell,’ state vows

By Joe Hirsch News@Huntspointexpress.com State officials are promising new regulations in an effort to get the fertilizer plant on Oak Point Avenue to curb the sickening odors that have had residents gagging and complaining for years. If the NYOFCo, the New York Organic Fertilizer Company, continues to foul the air, […]

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State seeks comments on NYOFCo permit

State seeks comments on NYOFCo permit

By Joe Hirsch joehirsch6@yahoo.com Photo by Stephen Baron The New York Organic Fertilizer Company plant. The public comment period on NYOFCo’s solid waste permit is slated to end August 25, after which the state Department of Environmental Conservation says it will incorporate residents’ concerns into its revisions. Concerned citizens can weigh […]

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Hunts Point’s foul smells go to court

Residents sue to force city and NYOFCo to fix their plants By Stephen Baron spbaron@hotmail.com Like many Hunts Point residents, Tanya Fields, who lives on Fox Street, has been upset for years about the smell that oozes through her neighborhood. She describes it as like “horse manure and sulfur,” and […]

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Residents debate new Hunts Point jail plan

Residents debate new Hunts Point jail plan

By Joe Hirsch News@huntspointexpress.com Tanya Fields speaks out against jail plan. Residents clashed over new plans to build a jail in Hunts Point at a crowded public forum on June 4, as the city Department of Corrections outlined its new proposal to locate the jail near the Fulton Fish Market. […]

Art / Business / Environment

Art comes to Hunts Point industry

Art comes to Hunts Point industry

By Tenzin Tseyang ttseyang@hunter.cuny.edu What happens when you hand 10 artists the paint to cover 240 feet of blank canvas any way they wish? They create a “Village of murals,” in an effort to transform a bleak industrial section of Hunts Point into a more inviting route to the riverside.

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A 22-nation gathering visits Hunts Point

By Dan Allen Dantallen@gmail.com What do a Barbadian banker, a Palestinian social worker and a member of the Tanzanian parliament have in common? They were part of a 22 country delegation of young political leaders who convened at The Point’ s theater on May 1 for wide-ranging discussion of activism, […]

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Youth from around the world meet in Hunts Point

Youth from around the world meet in Hunts Point

At mini-United Nations, teens share views with visitors By Dan Allen Dantallen@gmail.com Photos by Dan Allen Visitors to The Point from Saudi Arabia were surprised to encounter outspoken young women from the South Bronx. A Hunts Point community center has been serving as a mini-United Nations as part of a […]