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Parks

11th Annual Fish Parade highlights youth

PS 48's marching band at the 11th annual Fish Parade.

The 11th annual Hunts Point Fish Parade made its way through the streets of the peninsula to Barretto Point Park, kicking off summer on the peninsula.

Environment / Food

Waterfront planners receive $20M grant

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.

A team of planners and engineers has been awarded $20 million in federal funding to enact a plan to protect and revitalize the Hunts Point waterfront.

Environment / Jobs

Waterfront plan awaits HUD approval

Plans for a revitalized Hunts Point waterfront would include increased public access to the East and Bronx rivers.

Over 60 residents and business owners from Hunts Point and Longwood joined a group of planners to tell federal officials and a panel of experts why investing in the waterfront would benefit the neighborhood and the city.

Crime / News

No justice for Trayvon, protesters say

Protestors marched on Southern Boulevard on July 15, denouncing the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Florida.

Hundreds took to the streets of Hunts Point and Longwood on July 15 to speak out against a Florida jury’s decision to acquit watchman George Zimmerman of charges he murdered Trayvon Martin in cold blood.

Housing

Hope grows on Kelly Street

Tenants and dignitaries gathered to celebrate the renovation of 935 Kelly Street.

Once infested with “rats that looked like cats,” a Longwood apartment building that was on the list of the city’s worst has been given a new life.

Parks

Barretto Point Park to expand

Barretto Point Park

Barretto Point Park will expand this summer to include the 1.2 acres of land next door to the park that the city has been using as a staging area for work on the Hunts Point sewer plant.

Environment / Housing

Competition to replace Spofford jail begins

In the year since Bridges Juvenile Center was decommissioned, the hulking building surrounded by barbed wire that has occupied five acres on Spofford Ave. since 1957, has remained empty. Now that the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development has said it will begin taking proposals from developers interested in […]

Environment / News

NYOFCo won’t reopen in Hunts Point

The sprawling complex with the red-and-white striped smokestack on the Hunts Point waterfront where the New York Organic Fertilizer Company converted sewage sludge into fertilizer will not reopen any time soon. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection will announce tomorrow that officials have selected an upstate New York-based sludge recycling […]

Housing

Troubled buildings home to vagrants

Troubled buildings home to vagrants

At the end of a once-charming hallway in 935 Kelly St., with beige walls, red trim, and matching honeycomb tiles, an open window looks onto a fire escape, where a dead rat bakes in the sun. “Watch this,” said Louis Angel, a tenant, giving a swift kick to the door […]