Post Tagged with: "Kellie Terry-Sepulveda"

Education / Environment

New studio stresses science and math

New studio stresses science and math

By Kahliah Laney NYCity News Service Students and parents banged, built and buzzed through the BankNote building and several party-sized tents outside it, on Nov. 4, building boats with plastic and Play-Doh and shooting laser beams. Some of the students stood around an inflatable pool filled with water. With what […]

Environment / Parks

Grab a watering can and save a tree

Grab a watering can and save a tree

The hot, dry summer has the neighborhood’s street trees panting for water. So the Parks Department is hoping residents will pitch in to help keep the trees healthy. Watering guidelines The Parks Department suggests the following basic guidelines when watering street trees: • Water each young tree 15-20 gallons once […]

Environment / Housing / Parks

Contaminated Hunts Point land offers opportunity

Contaminated Hunts Point land offers opportunity

Three years ago, three local community organizations – The Point CDC, Sustainable South Bronx and Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice – banded together in an effort to ensure that new development met the needs of residents. Surveying the opportunities, they found that the rebuilding of the South Bronx had […]

News

City drops plan for Hunts Point jail

City drops plan for Hunts Point jail

The city has abandoned plans to build a new jail in Hunts Point, four years after then Corrections Commissioner Martin Horn announced his intention to build a 2,000-bed facility on a 28-acre waterfront site in the Oak Point rail yard. In addition, the 870-bed jail barge now moored near the […]

Environment / News

NYOFCo to close its doors

NYOFCo to close its doors

NYOFCo, the fertilizer company that Hunts Point residents have been fighting for over a decade, has announced it will be closing and leaving the neighborhood for good. “This is a huge step forward for the neighborhood,” said Kellie Terry-Sepulveda, executive director of The Point CDC, one of many local organizations […]

News

Serrano, SSBx split over plan for Oak Point

Serrano, SSBx split over plan for Oak Point

By Joe Hirsch NYC News Service joehirsch6@yahoo.com Jose Serrano, who represents Hunts Point in Congress. Majora Carter, executive director of Sustainable South Bronx. Long-time allies in the effort to clean up pollution in Hunts Point have fallen out over the fate of the 28-acre corner of the Oak Point rail […]