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Local activist wins award

Misra Walker

A Hunts Point resident and former member of The Point Community Development Corp.’s young activist program, ACTION, has won a prestigious national award for her efforts getting the MTA to provide public transportation to Barretto Point Park in 2009. Misra Walker, 18, was granted a Brower Youth Award in October […]

Art / Parks

New murals will light way through Hunts Point

New murals will light way through Hunts Point

Many of the workers at Sims Metal Management on Edgewater Road take an extra few minutes to enjoy the view these days, now that the fence around their scruffy scrap yard on the Bronx River is adorned with a series of huge, brightly-colored murals. “Every day I see the guys […]

News / Parks

In the news, August 15-21

In the news, August 15-21

Young musicians from a Morrisania-based non-profit put on a high-energy musical show for about 100 summer camp kids in the courtyard of PS 75 on Faile St. on August 18, singing, playing and rapping mostly original tunes to entertain the campers. The young talent is part of Renaissance Education, Music […]

Environment / Food / Parks

Fish parade brings fun and games to waterfront

Fish parade brings fun and games to waterfront

By Fausto Giovanni Pinto An underage stilt walker, a unicycling clown and a school of fish were just some of the many characters that rolled through Hunts Point on June 19th as part of the 7th annual Fish Parade. The Classics N.Y. Bike Club, a staple of every Fish […]

Environment / News

City cuts ties with NYOFCo sewage plant

City cuts ties with NYOFCo sewage plant

NYOFCo, the sewage processing plant with the candy-striped smoke stack that has afflicted Hunts Point residents with sickening smells for the last 18 years, has lost its contract with New York City. But in a defiant statement, the company said it would keep operating, and warned that without the money […]

News / Transportation

Residents rail against transit cuts

Residents rail against transit cuts

By Joe Hirsch 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 […]

Art / Business

Art and plantings guide residents to Hunts Point waterfront

sketch of proposed mural to be painted at the Sim's edgewater site on Edgewater Road.

By Stephanie Gooch By next spring, the Bronx River will meander along the walls of a grim industrial site on Edgewater Road, beside Hunts Point Riverside Park. Painted by artists commissioned by The Point CDC, the river will be rendered in a mural that traces its course from Westchester […]


A show hits the road to explore a changing Hunts Point

By Sasha Wortzel 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 […]

Parks / Video

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