News / Parks / Transportation
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
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
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
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.
News / Transportation
By Joe Hirsch firstname.lastname@example.org Bronx bus riders could soon be looking for other means of getting around when the MTA implements service cuts this summer. The transit agency announced on March 24 that it will slash service across the city beginning on June 27, in order to help close the [...]
Inequality hurts the poor in the Bronx as much as in the Third World, a Hunts Point teenager tells UNESCO’S annual gathering.
Environment / Food / Health
By Stephanie Litsas email@example.com More than 150 people filled The Point on a cold and rainy Saturday to talk about food. They ate, they saw, they networked. Some dreamed of farming in the neighborhood’s parks and vacant lots; some imagined buying fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the upstate farmers [...]
By Adam Liebowitz This summer, youth in THE POINT’s Summer Day Adventure Program and the teen ACTION program launched a new initiative around urban farming. In EarthBoxes and gardens at both THE POINT and the Bryant Hill Community Garden we planted seeds and seedlings of many different types of vegetables. [...]
Education / Environment / Health
By Jeanmarie Evelly firstname.lastname@example.org Victor Davila got the chance of a lifetime this summer—an invite to Michelle Obama’s garden at the White House. The Hunts Point teenager was part of a group of 60 students from urban and community gardening programs across the country who got a chance to compare [...]