They check in, then stay as long as they like A section of Hunts Point now glows at night – and not from neon signs. The latest addition on The Point CDC’s eco-friendly Riverside Campus along the Bronx River is a glow-in-the-dark sculpture that attracts insects and encourages plant growth. [...]
Art / Environment
A group of young people hopes to leave its artistic mark on a part of Hunts Point not usually noted for its aesthetic appeal: The Terminal Produce Market. After spending the summer working with fitted canvases, the 14- to-23-year-olds plan to hang their work over the half-mile-long concrete wall on [...]
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 [...]
Once known as the “home for poor millionaires,” an elegant mansion on the Grand Concourse has burst to glittering life as the home of a new art exhibit featuring 32 artists whose work meditates on the Bronx’s past and future.
By Kimberly Devi Milner The Point CDC kicked off its second year in the national literacy initiative, The Big Read, on March 2nd, with Julia Alvarez discussing her acclaimed 2004 novel, “In the Time of the Butterflies,” via Skype.
For several weeks in August and September, the heavy black doors of the Live from the Edge Theatre at The Point Community Development Corp. concealed a Hollywood studio. Crew and equipment crowded the auditorium, bustling about the business of movie making.
An exhibition at Mott Haven’s BronxArtSpace gallery in August showed off the work of four local artists who have used different art forms to transcend stereotypes about people with disabilities. Jose Rivera grew up an orphan on the streets of San Juan. At the age of 14 he enrolled at [...]
Art / Environment / Parks
Tired of being kicked out of their favorite spots near the Hunts Point Avenue subway station and in Park 52 on Kelly Street, Hunts Point skateboarders and inline skaters are looking for a home of their own. So they’ve decided to design and build one.
Art / Parks
Many of the workers at Sims Metal Management on Edgewater Road take an extra few minutes to enjoy the view these days, now that the fence around their scruffy scrap yard on the Bronx River is adorned with a series of huge, brightly-colored murals. “Every day I see the guys [...]