Post Tagged with: "ACTION"

Education / News

Project Reach to honor Sharon De La Cruz

Sharon De La Cruz

Project Reach, a citywide organization devoted to healing divisions among young people of different races and ethnic backgrounds, will honor Sharon De La Cruz of The Point Community Development Corp. at its 40th anniversary gala on Feb. 9. Project Reach cited De la Cruz, the program director of the teen […]

Environment / News

Teen activist wins national honors

For the second year in a row, a Hunts Point resident has won a prestigious award from a national environmental organization. Victor Davila was one of seven winners of the 2011 Brower Youth Awards. He was honored for founding the environmental stewardship program called EcoRyders, which uses skateboarding to teach […]

Education / Environment / Food

Plans for Hunts Point high school inch forward

Plans for Hunts Point high school inch forward

If all goes according to plan, next September high school students will be growing vegetables on walls in Hunts Point, and going home with about $40 worth of groceries each month that they have produced themselves. The Hunts Point High School for Sustainable Community Initiatives is approaching the final stage […]

Environment / Housing / News / Parks / Transportation

Residents debate Sheridan Expressway’s future

Residents debate Sheridan Expressway’s future

A hundred people gathered to discuss whether to tear down the Sheridan Expressway and replace it with housing and parks at a community forum in February.

Education / Environment / Food

From the editor: A new school for Hunts Point

From the editor: A new school for Hunts Point

The city is getting ready to close nine Bronx schools. It’s time to open a new one, with roots in Hunts Point.

News / Parks / Transportation

Local activist wins award

Misra Walker

A Hunts Point resident and former member of The Point Community Development Corp.’s young activist program, ACTION, has won a prestigious national award for her efforts getting the MTA to provide public transportation to Barretto Point Park in 2009. Misra Walker, 18, was granted a Brower Youth Award in October […]

News / Parks

In the news, August 15-21

In the news, August 15-21

Young musicians from a Morrisania-based non-profit put on a high-energy musical show for about 100 summer camp kids in the courtyard of PS 75 on Faile St. on August 18, singing, playing and rapping mostly original tunes to entertain the campers. The young talent is part of Renaissance Education, Music […]

Crime / Food / News / Parks

In the news: June 28-July 4

The Point has harvested its first crop from its garden tended by the teens of Action in a raised bed next door to Hunts Point Riverside Park. Fifty heads of lettuce will go to the new Hunts Point CSA Farmshare. The guardians of Park 52 rescued one of their own […]

Education / Environment

From Hunts Point to Antarctica

From Hunts Point to Antarctica

Sixteen-year-old Victor Davila had never flown on an airplane before he boarded a flight at John F. Kennedy Airport last December. More than 30 hours later, he landed 6,630 miles from Hunts Point in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. He still hadn’t gotten where he was going.