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Crime / News

Residents ponder replacement for Spofford

Residents ponder replacement for Spofford

As the closing of Bridges Juvenile Justice Center—better known as Spofford–nears, long-time activists who have fought to get the jail shut down are looking to get Hunts Point residents involved in deciding what to do next with the sprawling space. Representatives of the Correctional Association, a non-profit that advocates for […]

Education

Families give thanks for after-school program

Students enjoy their Thanksgiving Meal

By Venita Virgia Johnson vjo@hunter.cuny.edu For families of students from Bronx Charter School for the Arts, St. Athanasius, MS 424 and PS 48, Thanksgiving came early. They gathered at The Point CDC on Nov. 19, for a celebratory potluck dinner, joined by City Year, the organization of young volunteers who […]

News / Parks

Climbing, sliding, hanging in the air

Climbing, sliding, hanging in the air

By Jeanmarie Evelly jmevelly@gmail.com Students from Middle School 424 and the Hyde Leadership Charter School on Bryant Avenue celebrated the opening of a new playground they helped design themselves. On a warm June afternoon, they clambered up rope ladders, swung from rings and climbed walls in the school yard on […]

Art / Education

Performing Shakespeare the Hunts Point way

Kiannae Laws, Brooklyn Campbell, Chyna Anthony and Eliezer Diaz, onstage in this year’s Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble performance of The Tempest. The Ensemble put on the classic at The Point and at the Julia Miles Theater in Manhattan, in May.

A wizard and his daughter, a witch’s son and a spirit meet up with the crew and passengers of a ship wrecked in a storm on an enchanted island off Hunts Point on May 30. The wizard, the spirits and the rest were fifth and sixth graders, putting on a […]