Post Tagged with: "Hunts Point Riverside Park"

Environment / Housing

Competition to replace Spofford jail begins

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

Group wants city to toughen waterfront plan

Group wants city to toughen waterfront plan

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

Local efforts strive to end stop-and-frisk

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

Artists renew effort to float giant dome

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

Outdoor show honors slain artist

Outdoor show honors slain artist

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.

News

Hunts Point Fish Parade celebrates change

Hunts Point Fish Parade celebrates change

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 […]

Education / Environment / Parks

Rocking the Boat sails into future

The Legacy returns to shore, with her sail lowered.

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 […]

Art / Environment / Parks

Skaters link art, environment and thrills

Skaters link art, environment and thrills

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.

Crime / News / Parks

Vandals strike Hunts Point Riverside Park

Vandals strike Hunts Point Riverside Park

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 […]