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City backs off Sheridan removal

The city no longer believes tearing down the Sheridan Expressway is a viable option, officials told a meeting of the working group devoted to planning the highway’s future.The announcement at the May 10 meeting stunned advocates and residents who had expected planners to produce alternative uses for the land under […]

Environment / Health

Protesters oppose incinerator plans

Protesters oppose incinerator plans

Bronx community groups took to the streets of Manhattan on April 9th to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plans to test new garbage disposal technology they fear will end up hurting the South Bronx. Representatives from The Point CDC, Nos Quedamos, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice and other community organizations […]

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Sheridan model refocuses debate

By Kimberly Devi Milner As Hunts Point waits for the city’s renovation plans on the Sheridan Expressway– which passed its forecasted winter release — activists hope an interactive display traveling through the Bronx can re-engage communities with the decade-long controversy.

Education / News

Project Reach to honor Sharon De La Cruz

Sharon De La Cruz

Project Reach, a citywide organization devoted to healing divisions among young people of different races and ethnic backgrounds, will honor Sharon De La Cruz of The Point Community Development Corp. at its 40th anniversary gala on Feb. 9. Project Reach cited De la Cruz, the program director of the teen […]

Environment / News / Parks

South Bronx Greenway makes s-l-o-w progress

Some of Hunts Point’s busiest streets have become obstacle courses. A patch of dirt runs down the middle of Hunts Point Avenue. A portion of each block of Lafayette Avenue from Hunts Point Avenue to Riverside Park is dug up. Heavy equipment works behind a barrier at the foot of […]

Environment / News / Parks

From the editor: Reviving the Bronx River

From the editor: Reviving the Bronx River

Birthdays are a time to reflect on the past–to chart how far you’ve come. So it was no surprise when community activists who gathered for the 10th birthday celebration of the Bronx River Alliance described what the Bronx River looked like the first time they saw it. As a girl […]

Education / Health

Group gives Hunts Point women a voice

A speaker addresses the women of Female Flava.

Female Flava meets at The Point Last summer, 17-year-old Jocelyn Smith had sex for the first time. Not long afterward, she found she was pregnant. Her angry parents beat her. Within a few months, she had broken up with her boyfriend. “I needed people I could talk to that I […]

Environment

Familiar face to chair Bronx River Alliance

Familiar face to chair Bronx River Alliance

The Bronx River Alliance has announced a new chairperson for its board of directors for the first time in three years. Bronx native Kellie Terry-Sepulveda, executive director of Hunts Point’s The Point Community Development Corporation, was named to replace Joan Byron at the board’s helm. Terry-Sepulveda has been a member […]

Business / Jobs

Landmark building becomes job hub

Landmark building becomes job hub

The smokestack of the BankNote building juts skyward like a six-story high red lipstick. Its owners hope it will be seen as a symbol of the transformation of the century-old mint into a magnet for schools and information-age businesses. The former factory has been getting its facelift since 2007, when […]