Post Tagged with: "Hunts Point"

Police / Transportation

Trip to laundromat ends tragically for local woman

The Intersection of Seneca and Bryant avenues.

More than a month after a 16-wheel box truck struck and killed a Hunts Point woman, residents and shopkeepers around Seneca and Bryant avenues are slowly coming to terms with the loss of a neighborhood friend.

News / Politics

Amanda Septimo running for Arroyo’s seat

Amanda Septimo

Amanda Septimo has set her sights on the open City Council seat in Bronx District 17, which includes Hunts Point and Longwood. At 24, Septimo would become the youngest council member in the city.

Education / News

Pre-K enrollment at 50 percent in Hunts Point

Citizens Committee for Children of New York 2015 Community Risk Ranking

Hunts Point and Longwood have the lowest enrollment in pre-kindergarten classes of any neighborhood in the five boroughs, despite having the greatest need to reverse historically low education rates.

Economy / News

Many in Hunts Point unaware of Spofford redevelopment

Location of future development project at former juvenile detention center.

Many Hunts Point residents are unaware of what could be one of the biggest neighborhood projects in decades.

Culture / News

New South Bronx Halloween Parade celebrates 30 Years

New South Bronx Halloween Parade celebrates 30 Years

The New South Bronx Halloween Parade celebrates 30 years of commitment to a South Bronx tradition.

Education / Environment

Bronx River is classroom for seaweed scientists

Environmental Program apprentice Alissa Hickson, 17, checking the lines of the seaweed farm she helps maintain with Rocking the Boat staff.

The Rocking the Boat Environmental Program team cultivates a seaweed farm, just off the coast of Hunts Point to clean the Bronx River.

Housing / News

Award honors Express reporter

Angely Mercado with her award.

Hunter College‚Äôs Film & Media Department honored Hunts Point Express reporter Angely Mercado with its James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism at a ceremony on April 28 that also included awards to a group of outstanding professional journalists for their far-reaching investigative reporting and commentary. The judges cited her […]


How the Floating Pool Lady came to be

How the Floating Pool Lady came to be

The swimming pool in Barretto Point Park has a curious history.


Legendary coach returns to his roots

College hoops coach Bobby Cremins returned to his alma mater, St. Athanasius, on March 8, to run through drills with the current class.

Raised in Hunts Point, Bobby Cremins traveled far to become one of basketball’s winningest coaches. But he never forgot where he came from