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Crime / News

Prostitution still plagues Hunts Point

Women say roving Johns make them feel afraid By Shuli Levine slevi@hunter.cuny.edu Illustration provided by Hunts Point Alliance for Children. Mention Hunts Point to an outsider and the word he or she is likely to think of is “hooker.” The 20-year-old HBO documentary branded the neighborhood indelibly. “Hookers at the […]

Housing / News

Hunts Point’s house of horrors

Hunts Point’s house of horrors

Tenant leader Alberto Rodriguez shows a vacant apartment, trashed by intruders who ripped the door off. By James Bachhuber jamesbachhuber@gmail.com A limp paw protruded from a partially closed hide-a-bed in an abandoned first floor apartment at 627 Manida Street. Alberto Rodriguez flipped the mattress over and the stink hit like […]

News

A hit at Hunts Point Cook-A-Thon

A hit at Hunts Point Cook-A-Thon

Heather Mills returns for second course By Sarah Grieb sarah.e.grieb@gmail.com Photo by Sarah Grieb Heather Mills and Kiannae Lawes show the crowd at the Cook-A-Thon how it’s done. Danielle Long said her 10-year-old son Jahlil likes to eat two things: chicken and pizza. There are healthy ways to cook chicken, […]

News

Celebrity gives Hunts Point $1 million in food

Celebrity gives Hunts Point $1 million in food

Heather Mills’ gift will feed residents for two years By Sarah Grieb sgrieb@gmail.com When students and their parents arrived at Hunts Point Riverside Park for the second annual Back to School fair on a late September weekend, they expected to be given school equipment and a burger. As it turned […]

Education

Hunts Point children find Shakespeare’s magic

Hunts Point children find Shakespeare’s magic

By Monica A. Suma monicasuma@gmail.com Five girls, 10- 11- and 12-years old move in a circle singing a strange song: “You spotted snakes, with double tongue, /Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen; /Newts and blind-worms do no wrong; /Come not near our fairy queen.” A bit shy at first, they repeat […]