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Environment

Community board digs deeper on environment

This aerial photo shows high contamination levels from manufactured gas plants on Food Center Drive in the early 1950s.

Deciding on a pilot project to mitigate gas spills from decades past near the Hunts Point waterfront top the agenda.

Environment

‘Baron’ completes historic swim

Baron Ambrosia after swimming the length of the Bronx River on July 27.

TV host swims the Bronx River in seven hours A crowd of spectators cheered as they witnessed Bronx history being made on the shores of Soundview Lagoon in Harding Park last Saturday evening. They welcomed Baron Ambrosia back to shore as he emerged from the Bronx River, having completed a […]

Education / Environment / News

Flotilla held at newest Bronx park

Paddlers raced down the Bronx River at the 10th annual Bronx River Flotilla at Starlight Park on May 11.

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. […]

Parks

Bronx River Greenway stays cut in two

This rendering shows part of the rehabilitated Starlight Park and two of the bridges designed to link segments of the Bronx River Greenway.

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.

Parks

Park could be next stop for depot

Park could be next stop for depot

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.

Environment

Bronx River named National Water Trail

Canoeing on the Bronx River.

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 […]

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Parade captivates Hunts Point for ninth year

Parade captivates Hunts Point for ninth year

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

Can park give new life to old train station?

Can park give new life to old train station?

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

Environmental organizations win $50,000 grants

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.