Post Tagged with: "Hunts Point Alliance for Children"

Business / News / Politics

BankNote vies to take on big tenant

This historic BankNote building may soon be home to a massive city social service operation.

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 […]

Art / News

Hunts Point Inside Out

The outside wall of The Point CDC turned Inside Out.

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

Shakespeare revisits Hunts Point

Shakespeare revisits Hunts Point

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 […]

News

Hunts Point kids to bring Shakespeare alive

Hunts Point kids to bring Shakespeare alive

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

Homeless men near park draw complaints

Homeless men near park draw complaints

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

School year kicks off with fun and learning

School year kicks off with fun and learning

By Katherine Druback druback@huntspointexpress.com 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

House of horrors tenants cheer new owner

House of horrors tenants cheer new owner

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.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

Fish parade brings fun and games to waterfront

Fish parade brings fun and games to waterfront

By Fausto Giovanni Pinto faustogpinto@yahoo.com 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

School food even a student can love

School food even a student can love

Fresh produce has been a feature at St. Ignatius since September, courtesy of the Hunts Point Alliance for Children.