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Battling for a school’s life

Campaign seeks to save a Hunts Point high school By Christina Davis cdav@hunter.cuny.edu The city Department of Education calls the New School for Arts and Sciences a failure. Teachers, students and administrators disagree. They’re locked in a struggle to save the small high school in Hunts Point, which the Department […]

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Middle-income apartment to rise on Fox Street

Middle-income apartment to rise on Fox Street

Building would be Hunts Point’s first co-op in two decades By Sudip P. Mukherjee smukherj@hunter.cuny.edu For the first time in more than 20 years, a new cooperative apartment building is slated to rise in Hunts Point. Dubbed the Fox-Leggett Co-ops for the intersection where it will stand, the seven-story building […]

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Is West Bronx’s loss Hunts Point’s gain?

Growers and food importers move from Terminal Market to Fulton Fish Market By Carolina K. Moraes carolinakbrasil@yahoo.com In an effort to keep business going, displaced farmers from the former Bronx Terminal Market have made the parking lot at the Fulton Fish Market their new home. Currently, five flower growers sell […]

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Cops reach out to young people

Cops reach out to young people

Hunts Point/Longwood Explorers seek understanding By Sendy Tavera Stavera@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Sendy Tavera The 41st Precinct Explorers pose with Police Officer Jennifer Urena, far right. Katherine Hernandez’s voice pierces through the growl of car mufflers, the howl of sirens and the rumble of trucks: “Left, Left, Right, Left,” she calls. […]

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Sewer plant will tower over park

Sewer plant will tower over park

By Daniel Allen dantallen@gmail.com This rendering from the environmental impact statement for the Hunts Point sewage treatment plant shows the towers to be built in relation to Barretto Point Park. The city’s plan to add two 13-story towers to the Hunts Point sewage treatment plant would pollute the air, increase […]

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Jail hearing postponed

Jail hearing postponed

Protest marchers hail court-ordered delay By Joe Hirsch NYCity News Service Photo by Amy Ponce Residents marched and rallied against the jail the city wants to build in Hunts Point. A court order won by the owner of the Oak Point rail yard has forced the city Department of Correction […]

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Artists, performers feel touch of a poet

Artists, performers feel touch of a poet

Neruda inspires collaboration at Hunts Point’s MUD/BONE By Tatyana Gulko tgulko@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Tatyana Gulko Amy DiGi’s portrait of Pablo Neruda The words of the famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda echoed off the walls of MUD/BONE Studio 889 on Hunts Point Avenue. “Let us not bite the shells that silence […]

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Two shows open gallery’s spring season

The Bronx River Art Center will kick off its spring season on May 4 by opening two solo exhibits by artists Debra Priestly and Eleanor Dubinsky. The exhibits will be on view through June 9 at the gallery, 1087 East Tremont Avenue, in the West Farms section. In Gallery 1, […]

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Opponents charge city rushes jail plan

Queens politicians say ‘Put it in Hunts Point,’ while Bronx reps say ‘No’ By Janice Harrison janice7074@gmail.com and Joe Hirsch NYCity News Service The city is attempting to steamroll opposition to its plan to build a jail on the Hunt’s Point waterfront, opponents of the plan are charging. The coalition […]