Art / News
As Donay Davis was walking to a friend’s house on Casanova Street, he noticed his old mentor, Paul Ramirez standing atop some scaffolding, covered in glue, with a squeegee in his hand. “Hey Paul,” yelled Davis. “What are you doing up there?” “Go change your clothes,” was the reply. “We [...]
Education / News
Her hands over heart, a passionate young woman reflects on how deeply she has fallen in love. She can’t tell the man she loves him, because she’s in disguise as a boy to protect herself from unwanted advances, and he thinks they can be buddies. Besides, the man she loves [...]
By Stephanie Litsas SLitsas089@gmail.com Hunts Point schoolchildren are speaking in Elizabethan English again. For the fourth year, The Hunts Point Alliance for Children (HPAC) has partnered with the Shakespeare Society, bringing fifth and sixth graders together to put on a full original Shakespeare play. The youngsters will perform Twelfth Night [...]
Housing / News / Parks
A few years ago, when Tony James was homeless, he looked for help to the Living Room, a drop-in center then in the BankNote building on Lafayette Avenue. Today, James calls the Living Room a neighborhood nuisance.
Education / Environment / News
By Katherine Druback firstname.lastname@example.org Four-year-old Briyana Gomez didn’t make a very fierce tiger, but she made a happy one, as she proudly showed off her painted face and the star mask she made at the Sept. 18 street fair on Manida Street between Lafayette and Spofford avenues. Sponsored by Hunts [...]
Business / Housing / News
By Joe Hirsch email@example.com The beleaguered tenants of 621-627 Manida Street finally got their wish on June 12th, when their buildings were sold at a foreclosure auction to Omni New York LLC, a non-profit with a solid reputation for rehabbing decaying buildings quickly. About a dozen tenants of the 112-unit [...]
Environment / Food / Parks
By Fausto Giovanni Pinto firstname.lastname@example.org An underage stilt walker, a unicycling clown and a school of fish were just some of the many characters that rolled through Hunts Point on June 19th as part of the 7th annual Fish Parade. The Classics N.Y. Bike Club, a staple of every Fish [...]
Food / Health
Fresh produce has been a feature at St. Ignatius since September, courtesy of the Hunts Point Alliance for Children.
By Hannah Rappleye email@example.com On a recent afternoon at The Point CDC, a young girl in a Catholic school uniform collapsed onto the ground. “Dear master,” cried 12-year-old Brooklyn Campbell. “I can go no further! O, I die for food! Here lie I down, and measure out my grave.” “Farewell, [...]