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Parks

Young people find their way on skateboards

Manuelee Rodriguez, 20, glides weightlessly through the air as he assess his landing at the River Avenue Skate Park near Yankee Stadium.

The number of skateboarders nationwide has grown steadily in recent years, but like most cities around the country, New York has few skate parks to accommodate them. The closest one to Hunts Point is about an hour’s walk away, prompting some young people and advocates to push for the creation of a local skate park.

Education / News

Legendary nun honored in Hunts Point

Sister Thomas greets a well-wisher at a celebration to honor her at Father Gigante Plaza on Sept. 9.

In the 1970’s, as crime, poverty and fires ravaged the South Bronx, activist nun Sister Thomas could be seen tirelessly pushing a shopping cart up and down the streets of Hunts Point, collecting food and clothing for the poor. On September 9th, about 200 people gathered in Father Gigante Plaza […]