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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 […]

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Supermodel Campbell spends time at Point

Supermodel Campbell spends time at Point

By Christina Davis cdav@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Joseph Gilmore World-famous model Naomi Campbell, 36, reading to children at The Point. Supermodel Naomi Campbell made headlines worldwide when she began her court-ordered sentence of community service by cleaning a Sanitation Department garage on the far West side of Manhattan on March 19. […]

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Concrete plant to become park

Concrete plant to become park

But when? ask Hunts Point activists By Daniel Allen dantallen@gmail.com Photo by Daniel Allen Part of the concrete plant has been refurbished and will remain as sculpture. It’s hard to imagine a waterfront promenade along Bronx River near the Sheridan Expressway, especially where the water’s color and texture resembles the […]

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New worker unlocks Barretto Point Park gates

New worker unlocks Barretto Point Park gates

Photo by Rebekah Logan Children played in Barretto Point Park shortly after its opening last spring. On the first warm Thursday afternoon in April, Barretto Point Park was alive with the sounds of youngsters playing. For a change, the park wasn’t locked-up after school. Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened the park […]

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Hunts Point’s ‘Outsider Artists’

Hunts Point’s ‘Outsider Artists’

A professional nurtures the talent of a group of self-taught, home-grown painters and sculptors. By Tatyana Gulko tgulko@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Tatyana Gulko “Jazz Quartet Playing for a Lady Singer” by Tiara Stewart. Tiara Stewart shuffles through sketches in the portfolio she has carried with her to The Point—the community center […]

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A bookstore with South Bronx roots

A bookstore with South Bronx roots

Books in the Hood offers readers a new place to shop By Insanul Ahmed insanulahmed@yahoo.com Photo by Insanul Ahmed Jared Harris, the owner’s son, browses at Books in the Hood. Bookstores in the Bronx are as rare as rain in the desert. In fact, there are only three in the […]