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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, […]

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Led by robbery, crime rate soars

Violent crime is up 40 percent in Hunts Point precinct By Paul Bufano Pbufano@hunter.cuny.edu Violent crime is soaring in the 41st Precinct, which covers Hunts Point and Longwood. Between November and March, the number of violent crimes reported to police rose 40 percent and robberies have doubled, compared to the […]

Environment

Green roofs and greenbacks

Green roofs and greenbacks

Sustainable South Bronx hopes to build a profitable business. By Kathy-Ann Joseph kathyannjoseph@gmail.com James Wells and Amilcar Laboy, graduates of the BEST program, do weekly maintenance on the roof of Majora Carter’s and James Chase’s home. While the owners of New York City’s two other single-family homes with green roofs […]

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Action Speaks (Podcast Episode1)

Action Speaks (Podcast Episode1)

Teens speak out on the issues By Daniel Allen Photo by Adam Liebowitz Some of the teens who meet at The Point to advocate for environmental justice. A group of 15 students from the ACTION youth development program, or Activists Coming to Inform Our Neighborhood, sat down with reporter Daniel […]

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Bank note building sale could transform Hunts Point

Bank note building sale could transform Hunts Point

Will residents benefit or suffer? many ask. By Lynette Raheb lynetteraheb@aol.com Architects rendering by Beyer Blinder Belle Investors have made a $32 million bet on Hunts Point’s future. Now the question is: If they win, who loses? In announcing their purchase of the gargantuan American Bank Note building on Lafayette […]

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Owners outline Bank Note building’s future

Owners outline Bank Note building’s future

Landmark status will preserve the building’s past. By Lynette Raheb lynetteraheb@aol.com Photo by Beyer Blinder Belle The Bank Note building on Lafayette and Tiffany streets has been rechristened BankNote. Denham Wolf Real Estate Services carved a niche for itself as a consultant to non-profit organizations. “Real estate,” the firm declares […]