Barretto Point Park will expand this summer to include the 1.2 acres of land next door to the park that the city has been using as a staging area for work on the Hunts Point sewer plant.
Hurricane damage light, but some waterfront businesses hit While Superstorm Sandy forced 350,000 New Yorkers to temporarily evacuate their homes as it tore up the east coast on Monday, most residents and businesses in Hunts Point and Longwood escaped relatively unscathed. But a few businesses in the low-lying area near [...]
A new bus route that would connect the Hunts Point peninsula to the Longwood side of the Bruckner Expressway could begin transporting passengers by the summer of next year. Officials from the city’s Transit Authority told members of Community Board 2 on Sept. 13 that initial plans call for a [...]
On the sweltering day after city schools closed for summer, cooling down was easy in Hunts Point. Hundreds made a splash in the Floating Lady Pool, the seven-lane pool on a barge that has been moored off Barretto Point Park every summer since 2008. Other pool-goers in flip-flops waited on the [...]
Clad in insect wings and paper mache masks, over 400 revelers paraded through Hunts Point to Barretto Point Park in the neighborhood’s annual Fish Parade on Saturday, June 16, to celebrate on the peninsula’s waterfront for the ninth straight year. Artist collective TATS CRU served as grand marshals for this [...]
As Carmen Hernandez-DeArmas said “I do” to her partner of three years, Doris DeArmas-Hernandez, many in the audience understood they were watching history in the making. A month after New York legalized same-sex marriage, Hernandez and her partner became the first gay couple to be married in the Bronx.
A little tiger on a bicycle, a youngster dressed as a flower and marchers young and old, many also in costume, strutted along Lafayette Avenue and down Manida Street to Viele Avenue in this year’s Hunts Point Fish Parade on June 25. Behind the first wave of marchers, the bicycles [...]
Tired of being kicked out of their favorite spots near the Hunts Point Avenue subway station and in Park 52 on Kelly Street, Hunts Point skateboarders and inline skaters are looking for a home of their own. So they’ve decided to design and build one.