Post Tagged with: "Bronx River"

Education / Environment

School fair colors Hunts Point green

Girls made their own jewelry at the fair in Hunts Point Riverside Park.

For its sixth annual School Fair, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children teamed up with Green Apple Day of Service to transform Hunts Point Riverside Park into an environmental festival.

Education / Environment

Bronx kids row and sail home happy

One of three sailboats docked at Hunts Point Riverside Park on Aug. 7 after a three-day, 35-mile trek.

Twenty teens in three 20-foot sailboats made land at Hunts Point Riverside Park on August 10, after three days of recreation, rustic relaxation, and lots of rowing. After months of hard work building the boats, the young people from local non-profit Rocking the Boat finally got to enjoy the fruits […]

Environment / Parks

A tiny oasis takes shape on the river

The South Bronx’s newest green experiment, Waterwash ABC, is now open for all to see. A mini-wetland and a garden through which a trail winds, the work of environmental architecture is a surprise, in the rear of the large furniture warehouse store on the Soundview side of the Bronx River.

Art / Environment

Architects honored for Bronx River sculpture

The architects who produced works of sculpture designed to call attention to environmental issues—have been honored as by the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects for their work in Hunts Point and at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.

Art / Environment

Launched in Hunts Point, sculpture lands in Rikers

Born in Hunts Point, a huge, igloo-shaped dome composed of umbrellas found itself doing time on Rikers Island on Oct. 19. The dome was no criminal; it was a work of environmental art. Built on The Point’s Bronx River campus next to Hunts Point Riverside Park and meant to comment […]

Environment / News / Parks

From the editor: Reviving the Bronx River

From the editor: Reviving the Bronx River

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 […]

Education / Environment / Parks

Building a boat from history

Building a boat from history

When a storm toppled a huge oak at the New York Botanical Garden, Rocking the Boat recycled it into a sailboat that will be launched on the Bronx River in the spring.

Environment / Health / News / Parks

Oysters promote health of Bronx River

Oysters promote health of Bronx River

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.

Education / Environment

New effort to clean Hunts Point rivers takes shape

New effort to clean Hunts Point rivers takes shape

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.