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.
A little tiger on a bicycle, a youngster dressed as a flower and marchers young and old, many also in costume, strutted along Lafayette Avenue and down Manida Street to Viele Avenue in this year’s Hunts Point Fish Parade on June 25. Behind the first wave of marchers, the bicycles [...]
For more photos, click here. The launching of a new 19-foot sailboat at Hunts Point Riverside Park on June 4 marked the culmination of a year of boatbuilding for students from Rocking the Boat. Sixteen students launched the Legacy at the organization’s end-of-semester party, celebrating the its first year in [...]
Tired of being kicked out of their favorite spots near the Hunts Point Avenue subway station and in Park 52 on Kelly Street, Hunts Point skateboarders and inline skaters are looking for a home of their own. So they’ve decided to design and build one.
By Bernard L. Stein and Joe Hirsch Vandals spray-painted tags on virtually every surface in Hunts Point Riverside Park on June 20, doing thousands of dollars in damage to the park that is Hunts Point’s gateway to the Bronx River. They smeared the letters HTU and the word “slug” on [...]
Can a garden the size of a modest studio apartment feed a significant number of Hunts Point residents? Sure can say the urban farmers who dipped their spades into a 20 by 20 foot plot on a formerly contaminate site next door to Hunts Point Riverside Park on May 6. [...]
By Joe Hirsch email@example.com Musician Pete Seeger, who became an icon of social movements in the 1960s for his use of traditional folk music and original folk songs to rally the public for political change, was honored at Hunts Point Riverside Park on September 3 for his lifetime contribution to [...]
Down amidst the mountains of scrap metal and the forbidding fences of industry sits one of the neighborhood’s crown jewels, a cozy little park right on the Bronx River. Now that park is receiving not only visits from local residents and canoeists, but it’s getting national attention as well for [...]
A plan to build a recreational trail connecting a series of parks on the East River waterfront has gotten a major boost from the economic downturn. Federal stimulus money will be used to build the South Bronx Greenway and open it to the public within three years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg [...]