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Environment / Jobs

Public hearing on shore protection set for Jan. 15

An artist's sketch shows what the Hunts Point waterfront could look like with federal and city funding to create jobs and protect the shoreline.

The Point CDC will host a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15, to update the community on the federal government and the city’s plans to protect Hunts Point from future storms and flooding.

Economy / Jobs

ACTION graduate addresses UN

Darius Davis and Kellie Terry at the United Nations on Feb. 21.

Darius Davis, a former member of the youth advocacy program, ACTION, told a gathering at the United Nations in February about the difficulties Hunts Point’s young people face in finding good jobs.

Environment

Community board digs deeper on environment

This aerial photo shows high contamination levels from manufactured gas plants on Food Center Drive in the early 1950s.

Deciding on a pilot project to mitigate gas spills from decades past near the Hunts Point waterfront top the agenda.

Environment / Parks

Trash mars Greenway medians

A median running down the middle of Lafayette Avenue.

Local groups hope that the city’s Parks Department will help them keep the plantings on Hunts Point and Lafayette avenues clean and vibrant starting this fall.

News

City finalizes Sheridan plan

The city is recommending that the state consider building four ramps between Oak Point Avenue and the Hunts Point food distribution markets, to ease traffic.

Advocates wait eagerly to see when the state will begin acting on the city’s recommendations.

Environment / Government

City nears final plan for Sheridan

The city is considering several options for a redo of the area around the Sheridan Expressway, one of which calls for narrowing a section of the highway.

Early recommendations include ramps to industrial area The city is weighing plans “to make transformative change” in the vicinity of the Sheridan Expressway, while maintaining the highway’s connections to the Cross Bronx and Bruckner expressways, a representative of the Department of City Planning told residents, business owners, elected officials and […]

Parks

Bronx River Greenway stays cut in two

This rendering shows part of the rehabilitated Starlight Park and two of the bridges designed to link segments of the Bronx River Greenway.

The Bronx River Alliance, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Sustainable South Bronx, Rocking the Boat and The Point CDC are backing a petition campaign to persuade the state Department of Transportation to build three bridges in the vicinity of Starlight Park, as it had committed to do a decade ago.

Environment / Transportation

Planning meeting turns sour over Sheridan

Fifty area residents and advocates from local community groups marched across Southern Blvd. to tell representatives of several government agencies that tearing down the Sheridan Expressway is key to improving the quality of life in the South Bronx.

Dissatisfied with the response, they walked out on a public meeting.

News

City ignoring residents over Sheridan, say advocates

City ignoring residents over Sheridan, say advocates

They say officials are shutting them out of planning process South Bronx residents, activists and elected officials unhappy with the city’s recent announcement it will no longer consider tearing down the Sheridan Expressway are questioning the way planners reached their conclusion. In a May 10 public hearing at the BankNote […]