Education / Environment
By Kahliah Laney NYCity News Service Students and parents banged, built and buzzed through the BankNote building and several party-sized tents outside it, on Nov. 4, building boats with plastic and Play-Doh and shooting laser beams. Some of the students stood around an inflatable pool filled with water. With what [...]
Crime / Jobs / News / Parks
Butterfly is an 18-year-old prostitute who works the block facing the Corpus Christi Monastery in Hunts Point. She has been walking the streets of Hunts Point since she was 14. Two years ago, she got out, staying with family in Westchester. But after a year-and-a-half in Pleasantville, in a setting [...]
Housing / News / Parks
A few years ago, when Tony James was homeless, he looked for help to the Living Room, a drop-in center then in the BankNote building on Lafayette Avenue. Today, James calls the Living Room a neighborhood nuisance.
Six years ago, Larry Turman was unemployed. Mentally unstable, with a history of homelessness, he relied on the aid of government and nonprofit service agencies. Today, Turman, 57, works full-time in a mailroom. On a recent afternoon, he was racing to meet a deadline for a thousand-letter mailing. “The customer [...]
Environment / Health / News
Under a cloud of uncertainty about its future following the loss last month of its contract with the city, the embattled sewage-to-fertilizer company NYOFCo now faces a new challenge: around-the-clock scrutiny of its odor by an independent team of engineers. But at a public meeting at the Point CDC on [...]
Business / Food / Jobs
If two former bankers and a master brewer have their way, the Bronx’s first microbrewery will open in the historic Banknote building in Hunts Point this summer. Steve O’Sullivan, Niall Henry and Damian Brown, all under 30, plan to produce six different beers with tongue-in-cheek names, including Riverd(ALE), Mother Hef’n [...]
By Sasha Wortzel email@example.com THE PROVENANCE OF BEAUTY. from Sunder Ganglani on Vimeo. Hunts Point resident John Tyson maintains that the South Bronx is a place to be proud of. He didn’t always feel this way. “The Bronx now is a beautiful place. It’s a nice community,” says Tyson, a [...]
Art / News
By Jeanmarie Evelly firstname.lastname@example.org When sculptor Albert Bensusen lost his studio in downtown Manhattan 10 years ago, a friend showed him pictures of a studio he’d just rented. “I said, ‘Wow, that’s beautiful. Where is it?’” the spry 79 year-old Bensusen recalled. To his surprise, the loft—with its high, airy [...]
Education / News
Hunts Point’s historic BankNote building will continue to be home to the the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School, at least until 2022. The school, which serves a population of 275 students has extended its lease on the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of the Lafayette Avenue building.