Post Tagged with: "BankNote building"

Education / Environment

Student inventors explore machines

Students gathered for a session at the Iridescent Science Studio in the BankNote building.

Young people learn about science at the Iridescent Science Studio’s “Be an Inventor” program in Hunts Point’s BankNote building.

Business / Jobs

Local groups merge to boost businesses

Bronx entrepreneurs have a new resource to help them boost business while creating job. The launching of a partnership between Mott Haven-based Start Small Think Big and the Hunts Point-based Business Outreach Center was celebrated at a Nov. 22 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the BankNote building where the new business will […]

Business / Culture

Legendary dance group gone from BankNote

Arthur Aviles and Charles Rice-Gonzalez in front of Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance's new headquarters at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Westchester Village. after 15 years in the BankNote Building.

The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance will dance no more at Hunts Point’s historic BankNote Building, after the investment company that bought the building five years ago bids them an unceremonious ‘adieu.’

Education / Food

Wildcat Academy students win national gardening award

Tamika McLean and Emily Lopez tend to a plant from their prize-winning hydroponic garden.

Students at John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy , who won a national award for their soil-free gardening techniques, say their passion has helped them focus on their own eating habits, too.

Business / Jobs

BankNote becomes home to business incubator

The landmark BankNote Building, which occupies a full city block in Hunts Point, has been sold.

The BankNote Building, Hunts Point’s brick behemoth where money was once minted for countries around the world, is now headquarters for entrepreneurs who will try to earn their fortunes. The Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator opened in the century-old former fortress of finance on Garrison Ave. in January, becoming the first […]

Business / News / Politics

BankNote vies to take on big tenant

This historic BankNote building may soon be home to a massive city social service operation.

The city’s plans to rent nearly a third of the BankNote building to serve as a major hub for the borough’s public assistance programs has touched off a debate about the impact of bringing more than 2,200 residents in need to the neighborhood each day. “It’s a time bomb waiting […]

Art

Growing up gay in Hunts Point

A real-life event inspired Charles Rice-Gonzalez to write his debut novel, Chulito, a coming-of-age and coming out queer love story set in Hunts Point. “Chulito”, published in October, grew from the memory of a day in the late 1990s, when Rice-Gonzalez sat looking out onto the Grand Concourse from the […]

Art

BankNote’s last artist burnishes the past

BankNote’s last artist burnishes the past

Robert Seyffert is a man who doesn’t like to let go. He has made a mission of retrieving and preserving his grandfather’s paintings. His own paintings look to the 1960s as a Golden Age. And he remains in in Hunts Point’s BankNote building, the last artist in the vast fortress-like […]

Education

Science becomes fun at Hunts Point studio

Science becomes fun at Hunts Point studio

Ten-year-old Winfred Darko looked on as electrical sparks flew from the apparatus in front of him.  A student at Hyde Leadership Charter School, after getting a lesson, he had built the device to mimic the part of the heart that causes it to beat by generating electrical impulses. “I liked […]