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Keeping pollutants out of the Bronx River

Keeping pollutants out of the Bronx River

Hunts Point industrial site tries going green By Eliot Caroom Eliot.caroom@journalism.cuny.edu An aerial view of the Sims Metal recycling facility in Hunts Point, before construction began on its green wall and wet meadow. Hunts Point Riverside Park is a pristine patch of green surrounded by rusting metal: train tracks line […]

Environment

Bronx River could test clean water plans

Bronx River could test clean water plans

‘Let us show you how to think small,’ environmentalists tell city By Christina Davis cdav@hunter.cuny.edu Plantings along streets would absorb rainfall, keeping it out of the sewers, say environmentalists. This rendering from the Gaia Institute shows Lafayette Avenue as it might look if the institute’ s proposal for capturing storm […]

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Tenants pin hopes on new management

Tenants pin hopes on new management

Hunts Point I complex has waited years for help By Phyllis Cox pcox@hunter.cuny.edu     Photos by Phyllis Cox A newly-installed sink quickly lost its finish. Water damage has made holes in the wall and ceiling of this apartment. Mold cakes the walls of the bedroom where Oneida Rodriguez’ s […]

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Residents get fat and get sick

Residents get fat and get sick

A few Hunts Point eateries offer alternatives to fried and fattening food By Sudip P. Mukherjee smukherj@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Sudip Mukherjee “The real important thing is letting people know what’s good for them,”    said Vincent Murillo, as he concocted a drink at Pico’s Juice Bar. Finding a place to […]

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There’s not enough healthy food, says city

No one wants to buy it, say Hunts Point storeowners By Sudip P. Mukherjee smukherj@hunter.cuny.edu A city program to promote healthier diets in low-income neighborhoods by providing bodegas with low-fat milk and packaged snacks of apples and carrots is making a difference in Hunts Point, according to the New York […]

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Hunts Point jail remains on hold

Crucial hearing postponed again By Joe Hirsch joe.hirsch@journalism.cuny.edu A court hearing that could determine whether the city will be permitted to build a new 2,000-bed jail in Hunts Point has been postponed for a second time, leaving an order preventing the Department of Correction from moving forward with the plan […]

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‘Say cheese!’ Pros teach kids photography

‘Say cheese!’  Pros teach kids photography

Downtown museum comes to Hunts Point for lessons By Anthony Moran amoran@hunter.cuny.edu One of Alexis Davila’s photographs of neighborhood people. The photography studio at The Point was filled with activity on a recent afternoon. Kids were developing pictures they had taken, cracking jokes, changing film reels, mounting photographs for their […]

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New Greenway Stewards gain jobs, pride

New Greenway Stewards gain jobs, pride

Post brings new helping hands to park maintenance By Janice Harrison janice7074@gmail.com Children helped plant trees at the Greening for Breathing block party. The Greenway Stewards will help care for them. Amalcar Laboi was running out of money. “It was getting more and more difficult to get a good job,” […]

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 […]