As planners look to revitalize the city’s waterfront, one environmental advocacy group says the mayor’s blueprint for change does not go far enough, and wants waterfront communities like Hunts Point to join its efforts.
As the mayor prepares to slash funding for after-school programs across the city, Hunts Point children and their parents are bracing for a difficult future without such free safe havens as the Smart Kidz program at Casita Maria on Simpson Street. “When people talk about cuts, they’re not cuts, they’re [...]
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 [...]
The BankNote Building, Hunts Point’s brick behemoth where money was once minted for countries around the world, is now headquarters for entrepreneurs who will try to earn their fortunes. The Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator opened in the century-old former fortress of finance on Garrison Ave. in January, becoming the first [...]
A new complex has opened in Longwood, with 83 apartments and nearly 15,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space. The 8-story Hewitt House Apartments complex, located at 864 Hewitt Place at the corner of Reverend James A. Polite Ave., is a product of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $8.5 billion push [...]
Responding to the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity in the South Bronx, the city has pioneered free fitness programs in its recreation centers, engaging residents of all ages. But City Hall wants to make it harder for the poorest people in the city’s poorest neighborhoods to use the recreation [...]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed laying off city school teachers in dramatic numbers to compensate for budget shortfalls. In Hunts Point and Longwood, Banana Kelly High School would stand to lose five of its 27 teachers to the Mayor’s buzzsaw, while the high school with which it shares a building [...]