Post Tagged with: "Hunts Point"

Government / Housing / Politics

NYCHA residents rally for repairs, funding

NYCHA residents rally on the steps of City Hall for repairs and funding

Bronx public housing residents, community organizations, labor unions and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall in February to demand adequate funding and oversight of the long neglected and dilapidated NYCHA buildings.

Environment / News

Resiliency Project holds third community workshop

Lucia Hernandez, Ilea Burgos, and Angela Tovar attend the 23rd annual Bronx Speak Up! event at Lehman College.

“Hurricane Sandy was an eye-opener. People realized how vulnerable our community was,” said Illea Burgos, outreach coordinator for the Green Worker Cooperative.

Art / Immigration / Politics

Artist converts her Mott Haven home into art gallery

Marco Saavedra leads an artist talk and workshop in his first solo show in an apartment “gallery” in Mott Haven.

“Some of the artists have never had the opportunity to actually teach about their work or share their work with a larger audience,” said Blanka Amezkua.

Health

PharmaCannis opens a medical marijuana dispensary in Hunts Point

Hunts Point residents gather at PharmaCannis to register for a card that will allow patients to obtain medical marijuana.

Many residents who felt that the previous planned location was too isolated are relieved that the dispensary will be in a high-traffic area. They were nervous that the isolation of the company’s former choice of locations, and the fact that its transactions are in cash, would have made it a target for crime.

Education / Environment

Rocking the Boat students take on most complex task yet

Rocking the Boat students take on most complex task yet

After 20 years and 49 boats, Rocking the Boat students are taking on their most complex project yet.

Education / Politics

HPAC’s Back-to-School Fair introduces two community-based projects

HPAC’s Executive Director Jill Roche accepts a check from Councilmember Rafael Salamanca for the organization’s career readiness programs at last month’s Back-to-School Fair.

Two new community-based projects were introduced at the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s ninth annual Back-to-School Fair: Hunts Point Habla, where residents can weigh in on issues that concern them, and a Career Readiness Program for teens at HPAC. Hunts Point Habla, or Hunts Point Speaks, was launched by the […]

Culture / News

Hunts Point Library hosts card game sessions

A set of Yu Gi Oh Cards.

Yu Gi Oh is a Japanese collectable card game that was created, developed, and published by Konami, a Japanese entertainment company, in 1998. The card game is based off the fictional game of Duel Monsters which was created by manga artist Kazuki Takahashi.

Business / Economy

New coffee shop opens in Hunts Point

New coffee shop opens in Hunts Point

Birch Coffee and StartUp Box, a local business incubator, opened a coffee shop at 866 Hunts Point Ave., near Seneca Avenue, in May. The new shop has the same menu as other Birch Coffee shops in the city, serving all types of coffee such as cappuccinos, macchiatos, lattes, mochas and […]

Culture / Education

The Point: Urban Word NYC

The Point: Urban Word NYC

The themes of self-empowerment, racism and family were the threads that ran through many of the poems in the semi-final round of the 18Annual Grand Slam Poetry Contest held at The Point last month. Urban Word NYC, a citywide literary arts organization for students, hosts the event every year at […]