Post Tagged with: "Majora Carter"

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 […]

Crime / News / Parks

Vandals strike Hunts Point Riverside Park

Vandals strike Hunts Point Riverside Park

By Bernard L. Stein and Joe Hirsch Vandals spray-painted tags on virtually every surface in Hunts Point Riverside Park on June 20, doing thousands of dollars in damage to the park that is Hunts Point’s gateway to the Bronx River. They smeared the letters HTU and the word “slug” on […]

Art / Crime

Mural celebrates Hunts Point and its women

Mural celebrates Hunts Point and its women

Sasha Wortzel Sasha.wortzel@gmail.com On Hunts Point Avenue, a smiling woman in green pulls a fresh vegetable from a thriving garden. Another woman is perched atop an apartment building, enjoying the warmth of the brilliant sun as birds fly overhead. A father reads to his child at the foot of a […]

Environment / Food / Health

South Bronx Food Expo sows seeds for future

CENYC volunteers handed out nutritious snack recipes to attendees

By Stephanie Litsas slitsas@hunter.cuny.edu More than 150 people filled The Point on a cold and rainy Saturday to talk about food. They ate, they saw, they networked. Some dreamed of farming in the neighborhood’s parks and vacant lots; some imagined buying fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the upstate farmers […]

Art / News

Nine women who beat odds honored in Longwood

Nine women who beat odds honored in Longwood

By Azriel James Relph Azriel.james.relph@gmail.com Movie stars and other high-profile guests strode past the velvet ropes guarding Father Gigante Plaza on a recent autumn evening. But the biggest stars were the women of the Bronx. Hollywood-by-way-of-the-Bronx actresses Kerry Washington and Joy Bryant joined celebrity environmentalist Majora Carter in hosting the […]

News

Majora Carter’s latest challenge

Majora Carter’s latest challenge

By Jeanmarie Evelly jmevelly@gmail.com Majora Carter has left the Hunts Point environmental organization she founded, but she hasn’t left Hunts Point. She can be found by looking for the flowers. In a second floor office above a gritty autoglass repair shop on the corner of Garrison and Hunts Point avenues, […]

Environment / News / Parks

Federal funds will jumpstart Greenway

Federal funds will jumpstart Greenway

A plan to build a recreational trail connecting a series of parks on the East River waterfront has gotten a major boost from the economic downturn. Federal stimulus money will be used to build the South Bronx Greenway and open it to the public within three years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg […]

Education / Environment

City turns down ‘green’ school

City turns down ‘green’ school

By Prakirti Nangia pnangia@hunter.cuny.edu The city Department of Education has rejected a proposal to create a high school based on the ideas of the founder of Sustainable South Bronx and devoted to training students for jobs that can improve the environment. The Majora Carter Achievement Academy was the brainchild of […]