They check in, then stay as long as they like A section of Hunts Point now glows at night – and not from neon signs. The latest addition on The Point CDC’s eco-friendly Riverside Campus along the Bronx River is a glow-in-the-dark sculpture that attracts insects and encourages plant growth. [...]
Environment / Parks
Hurricane damage light, but some waterfront businesses hit While Superstorm Sandy forced 350,000 New Yorkers to temporarily evacuate their homes as it tore up the east coast on Monday, most residents and businesses in Hunts Point and Longwood escaped relatively unscathed. But a few businesses in the low-lying area near [...]
Hunts Point Riverside Park has become the third park in the Bronx to offer free Wi-Fi service through a collaboration between AT&T and the city. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and Deputy Parks Commissioner Bob Garafola joined AT&T officials at a ceremony inaugurating the service on [...]
Education / Environment
Twenty teens in three 20-foot sailboats made land at Hunts Point Riverside Park on August 10, after three days of recreation, rustic relaxation, and lots of rowing. After months of hard work building the boats, the young people from local non-profit Rocking the Boat finally got to enjoy the fruits [...]
Environment / Housing
In the year since Bridges Juvenile Center was decommissioned, the hulking building surrounded by barbed wire that has occupied five acres on Spofford Ave. since 1957, has remained empty. Now that the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development has said it will begin taking proposals from developers interested in [...]
Environment / Parks
As planners look to revitalize the city’s waterfront, one environmental advocacy group says the mayor’s blueprint for change does not go far enough, and wants waterfront communities like Hunts Point to join its efforts.
Crime / Parks
By Daniel Bejarano Three murals painted by Hunts Point artist Sharon De La Cruz on The Point’s river campus on Edgewater Road, encourage passersby to document their interactions with police. The murals, inspired in the message “Know Your Rights,” as one of them says in pink, yellow and purple cartoon-like [...]
Art / Environment
Thwarted by wind and water in their effort last fall to float a huge dome built of discarded umbrellas from Hunts Point to the Harlem River and upriver to Inwood, the artists behind Harvest Dome have launched an effort to rebuilt their sculpture.
Art / Parks
In Hunts Point where hunger is a serious concern, the late Glenn Wright’s choice of a mantra, “Don’t live life to the fullest—stay hungry” may sound odd at first. But if you knew Glenn, says his older brother Peter Wright, Jr., it makes sense.