Elizabeth Severino stepped into the Bronx River, waded to Rocking the Boat’s small motor boat, reached into a bucket and held up two young oysters. She views the oysters as a sign of the river’s rebirth.
A coalition of non-profits, backed by state and federal funds, wants to do something about the filth that washes into the river with every storm. They will introduce mussels into the East River at the foot of Farragut Avenue, near the Fulton Fish Market and an abandoned waste transfer station, in the hope of creating a natural system to clean up the water.
For years, every time it rained or snow melted, water has cascaded from the 120,000 square foot roof of the ABC Carpet outlet store on the Bronx River’s east bank, picking up sewage, litter, gas and oil and other pollutants and carrying them into the river. Now, Rocking the Boat [...]
A Bronx landmark has gotten a multimillion dollar facelift, and the Bronx River is the beneficiary. As part of an 18-month restoration of the 170-year-old Snuff Mill on the river’s banks at the New York Botanical Garden, the Garden has installed a variety of new ways to capture and filter [...]
An oil spill discovered on the Bronx River in White Plains on June 2, has been determined to be heating oil from a nearby apartment building, according to the Bronx River Alliance. So far, the oil has been contained in Westchester, the organization said in a statement.
Can a garden the size of a modest studio apartment feed a significant number of Hunts Point residents? Sure can say the urban farmers who dipped their spades into a 20 by 20 foot plot on a formerly contaminate site next door to Hunts Point Riverside Park on May 6. [...]
By Justyna Malota email@example.com When he was in second grade, Nicola Vitale’s teacher challenged him to repair a broken toilet in his school. With just the guidance of a how-to workbook, he and a classmate fixed it. “It was very empowering,” recalled Vitale, a teacher at Banana Kelly High School. [...]
Local after-school programs received a boost when three local youth program leaders, Danny R. Peralta and Earl Skinner, both of the Point Community Development Corporation on Garrison Avenue, and Adam Green, founder and director of the Hunts Point-based non-profit Rocking the Boat, were granted prestigious honors for their work with [...]
By Justyna Malota firstname.lastname@example.org” email@example.com In 1909, the architecture critic of the New York Times hailed the new train station on Westchester Avenue, calling it “exquisite.” Designed by an architect who was soon to become world-famous, it resembled a Florentine palace, painted in an array of colors. Today, the abandoned [...]