Hunts Point Riverside Park will be the site of the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s annual back-to-school fair on Sept. 28 from noon until 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Strong bodies and Strong Minds,” with an emphasis on the relationship between health and well-being and academic success. Among the [...]
Culture / Education
Melissa Salguero was one of over 2,000 nominees for the first Big Apple Award, which recognizes exceptional public school teachers across the city.
Culture / Education
For the sixth year, Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders from Hunts Point put on a full-length Shakespeare play. This year’s production was “Romeo and Juliet.”
Education / Religion
Parents and teachers are scrambling to save St. Ignatius School, with a fundraising campaign that must raise $1.3 million in a matter of weeks to prevent the school from being closed.
Crime / Government
A retired judge who wants to change New York’s law that treats teen criminals as adults asked, “How would you like to be defined by a mistake you made when you were a teenager.” The question led to lively debates.
Education / Environment
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.
By Mike O’Keefe Students at two Hunts Point middle schools, MS 424 and St. Ignatius School, are letting their neighbors know about important issues close to home, with the help of modern technology. The students used cameras and computers supplied by a New York based non-profit group to report on [...]
By Daniel Bejarano Water has been at the heart of Hunts Point since the Indians and colonial times, so when Hunts Point Alliance for Children decided to open Karuna Kids’ Space Place, an early childhood education space for toddlers and kids ages 3 to 5, a boat seemed the perfect [...]
Business / News / Politics
The city’s plans to rent nearly a third of the BankNote building to serve as a major hub for the borough’s public assistance programs has touched off a debate about the impact of bringing more than 2,200 residents in need to the neighborhood each day. “It’s a time bomb waiting [...]