Education / Environment / News
Starlight Park opens to tenth annual running of Bronx River event Only one team won the Bronx River Flotilla’s first ever Starlight 5K Canoe Challenge—a team calling itself In the Woods, which finished the canoe race in 55 minutes—but they weren’t the only ones able to celebrate the annual event. [...]
The Bronx River Alliance, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Sustainable South Bronx, Rocking the Boat and The Point CDC are backing a petition campaign to persuade the state Department of Transportation to build three bridges in the vicinity of Starlight Park, as it had committed to do a decade ago.
In a renewed effort to save the historic Westchester Avenue train station, a pair of architects have unveiled a scheme to split the building in two, leaving its entrance hall where it is to serve as the gateway to Concrete Plant Park, while lifting its waiting room onto stilts over the Bronx River, where it would be reached by a shimmering, transparent bridge over the train tracks.
The US Department of the Interior will designate the Bronx River a National Water Trail on Saturday, an honor that may help boost tourism and bring in federal dollars to fund projects that will help clean the river. Advocates for the river are excited about the opportunities they hope the [...]
Environment / News / Parks
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 [...]
News / Parks
A new effort is underway to restore the historic Westchester Avenue train station that sits just outside Concrete Plant Park. Nearly 74 years have passed since passengers boarded the last train at the station. Weather and time have bruised and battered the building. But because it is the work of [...]
Education / Environment
Two local environmental organizations—The Point Community Development Corp. and the Bronx River Alliance– have received $50,000 each from the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Environmental Justice Grants Program.
Environment / Parks
Might the banks of the Bronx River hear the pitter-patter of little paws? Could be, say the folks at the Bronx River Alliance. Four and a half years ago, the first beaver to make a home in New York City since the early 19th century settled in the Bronx River. [...]
Environment / News / Parks
Birthdays are a time to reflect on the past–to chart how far you’ve come. So it was no surprise when community activists who gathered for the 10th birthday celebration of the Bronx River Alliance described what the Bronx River looked like the first time they saw it. As a girl [...]