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News / Transportation

Residents rail against transit cuts

Residents rail against transit cuts

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com 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 […]

Education

UN sees schools through Hunts Point eyes

UN sees schools through Hunts Point eyes

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

South Bronx Food Expo sows seeds for future

CENYC volunteers handed out nutritious snack recipes to attendees

By Stephanie Litsas slitsas@hunter.cuny.edu 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 […]

Environment

Neighborhood voices: Urban farming NYC

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

Michelle Obama’s garden inspires Hunts Point teen

Michelle Obama’s garden inspires Hunts Point teen

By Jeanmarie Evelly jmevelly@gmail.com 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 […]

News / Transportation

Park shuttle spared from budget cuts

Park shuttle spared from budget cuts

By Maria Clark maria.clark@journalism.cuny.edu The shuttle bus to the floating swimming pool at Barretto Point Park will be up and running again this summer thanks to some much needed funding from President Obama’s stimulus package. The future of the shuttle had remained unclear for months while the MTA proposed drastic […]

News / Parks

Farms in Hunts Point? maybe so

Health

Teens take smoking crusade to stores

Teens take smoking crusade to stores

By Shuli Levine Slevi@hunter.cuny.edu Though they are not all old enough to buy cigarettes, the members of the activist youth group based at The Point are not too young to fight tobacco companies in a neighborhood where one fifth of the residents are smokers. “Our goal is to make the […]

Transportation

Residents want bus to go to park

Residents want bus to go to park

By Luis M. Mostacero Photo by Luis M. Mostacero Barretto Point Park When Barretto Point Park opened almost two years ago, Hunts Point residents regarded the five-acre waterfront park as a sign of hope. But even before the park was completed, they, and the advocates who convinced the city to […]