Post Tagged with: "BankNote building"

Art / News

Rent hikes drive artists from BankNote building

Rent hikes drive artists from BankNote building

By Jeanmarie Evelly jmevelly@gmail.com 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

Charter school signs on to stay in BankNote

Charter school signs on to stay in BankNote

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.

Education

Hunts Point school offers second chance

Hunts Point school offers second chance

Wildcat Academy cooks up a new way to educate By Sendy Tavera Stavera@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy The dining room in the American Bank Note Building. Where much of the world’s money was once produced, today students are cooking and baking, in a charter school designed to […]

Environment

Hunts Point’s pioneering green roof

By Emily Taken-Vertz Emtv708@gmail.com Last year, the environmental organization Sustainable South Bronx planted a secret garden on the roof of the sprawling American Banknote building, which covers the better part of the block bounded by Tiffany and Barretto Streets and Garrison and Lafayette Avenues. The rooftop resembles a weedy vacant […]