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On the air in Hunts Point

On the air in Hunts Point

It can’t be heard far and wide, but WPNT gives residents a voice. By Christina Davis cdav@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Christina Davis Ruben Thomas supplies his own sound effects for his radio show on WPNT. Click here to listen to an excerpt from Ruben Thomas’s show. Listeners who tune their radios […]

News

Walk will raise funds to fight MS

Hunts Point businesses support one of their own. When teams of walkers gather at Rye Playland on April 22 to raise funds in the search for a cure for multiple sclerosis, Hunts Point’s New Fulton Fish Market will be in the forefront.

News

Will apartments rise on Bronx River Greenway?

The Bloomberg administration is eyeing the greenway for river-view apartments to attract families earning from $60,000 to $145,000 to Hunts Point. By Jay Bachhuber apethought@hotmail.com A report quietly submitted to the Bloomberg Administration last May calls for a new village to rise on the shores of the Bronx River, attracting […]

News

Photographers come home to The Point

An exhibit of 26 photographs showcasing alumni of ICP at The Point’s photography program opened on March 20 and will be on view until through the summmer at the community center at 940 Garrison Avenue.

Education

Program seeks to help boys achieve

Regisration has begun for the Crotona Achievement Program, a summer program at the East Bronx Academy for the Future aimed at helping boys in grades 4 through 8 to do better in school.

Education

Battling for a school’s life

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 of Education has slated to shut down completely in […]

News / Politics

Hunts Point arms for battle over jail

A coalition of Hunts Point neighborhood activists, legal aid organizations, and prisoners rights groups say the city shouldn’t build a 2,000-bed jail at the Oak Point rail yard.

Parks

Dead-end street is fisherman’s haven

By Christina Davis christina8361@gmail.com Nearly every day, a group of old friends meet on the East River waterfront to fish and crack some jokes. Their gathering spot is next to a derelict building once used by the Department of Sanitation to transfer garbage to barges, but it offers stunning views […]

Environment

Hunts Point’s pioneering green roof

By Emily Taken-Vertz Emtv708@gmail.com Last year, the environmental organization Sustainable South Bronx planted a secret garden on the roof of the sprawling American Banknote building, which covers the better part of the block bounded by Tiffany and Barretto Streets and Garrison and Lafayette Avenues. The rooftop resembles a weedy vacant […]