Post Tagged with: "Barretto Point Park"

News / Transportation

Park shuttle spared from budget cuts

Park shuttle spared from budget cuts

By Maria Clark maria.clark@journalism.cuny.edu The shuttle bus to the floating swimming pool at Barretto Point Park will be up and running again this summer thanks to some much needed funding from President Obama’s stimulus package. The future of the shuttle had remained unclear for months while the MTA proposed drastic […]

Environment / News / Parks

Federal funds will jumpstart Greenway

Federal funds will jumpstart Greenway

A plan to build a recreational trail connecting a series of parks on the East River waterfront has gotten a major boost from the economic downturn. Federal stimulus money will be used to build the South Bronx Greenway and open it to the public within three years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg […]

Art / Business / Environment

Art comes to Hunts Point industry

Art comes to Hunts Point industry

By Tenzin Tseyang ttseyang@hunter.cuny.edu What happens when you hand 10 artists the paint to cover 240 feet of blank canvas any way they wish? They create a “Village of murals,” in an effort to transform a bleak industrial section of Hunts Point into a more inviting route to the riverside.

Transportation

Residents want bus to go to park

Residents want bus to go to park

By Luis M. Mostacero Photo by Luis M. Mostacero Barretto Point Park When Barretto Point Park opened almost two years ago, Hunts Point residents regarded the five-acre waterfront park as a sign of hope. But even before the park was completed, they, and the advocates who convinced the city to […]

Parks

‘Barretto Barbara’ keeps Hunts Point parks shining

‘Barretto Barbara’ keeps Hunts Point parks shining

By Kathy-Ann Joseph kathannjoseph@gmail.com On a weekday morning in Barretto Point Park, everything seemed just so: the lush lawns neatly trimmed, the hedges manicured, the trees pruned and the playground equipment shiny. To a visitor, the site looked perfect. But not to Barbara Zwillick. What she saw was an endless […]

Environment / News / Parks

Hunts Point island is now a park

Hunts Point island is now a park

By Angela M. Hill amhill73@yahoo.com NYC News Service Photo by Angela Hill Dignitaries signed the deeds to South Brother Island to the Parks Department at a ceremony at Barretto Point Park in November. Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Rep. Jose Serrano, far left and right, took their turn signing, as […]

Environment / News / Parks

East River becomes path to adventure

East River becomes path to adventure

By Laura Age At Tiffany Pier in Barretto Point Park this fall, four people walked to the boxy container on which a graffiti artist had painted “South Bronx Kayak Club” in huge, boldly outlined letters. Two brightly colored kayaks lay inside, one forest green, the other fluorescent yellow. Two to a […]

Environment / News

Sewer plant will tower over park

Sewer plant will tower over park

By Daniel Allen dantallen@gmail.com This rendering from the environmental impact statement for the Hunts Point sewage treatment plant shows the towers to be built in relation to Barretto Point Park. The city’s plan to add two 13-story towers to the Hunts Point sewage treatment plant would pollute the air, increase […]

News / Parks

New worker unlocks Barretto Point Park gates

New worker unlocks Barretto Point Park gates

Photo by Rebekah Logan Children played in Barretto Point Park shortly after its opening last spring. On the first warm Thursday afternoon in April, Barretto Point Park was alive with the sounds of youngsters playing. For a change, the park wasn’t locked-up after school. Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened the park […]