Post Tagged with: "Rocking the Boat"

Environment / Food / News

In the news, July 5-11

In the news, July 5-11

Fresh fruits and vegetables grown on nearby farms will be sold to the public every Friday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. through October at the corner of Southern Boulevard and Westchester Ave. The initiative, called Youthmarket, is one of eight across the city, in which 16-to-20-years-olds sell the fresh […]

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 […]

Crime / Education / Environment / Housing / News / Parks / Politics

In the news, June 21-28

In the news, June 21-28

Starting July 5, 16 lucky teens will build a wooden rowboat, take it on a five-day trip and get paid for it, as Rocking the Boat launches its summer program. Another 20 youngsters will explore the estuaries surrounding the Bronx, learning navigation techniques and working to improve the ecological health […]

Education / Environment

Hunts Point after-school programs saluted

Local after-school programs received a boost when three local youth program leaders, Danny R. Peralta and Earl Skinner, both of the Point Community Development Corporation on Garrison Avenue, and Adam Green, founder and director of the Hunts Point-based non-profit Rocking the Boat, were granted prestigious honors for their work with […]

Art / Education / Environment / News

Folk icon feted at Hunts Point Riverside Park

Folk icon feted at Hunts Point Riverside Park

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com Musician Pete Seeger, who became an icon of social movements in the 1960s for his use of traditional folk music and original folk songs to rally the public for political change, was honored at Hunts Point Riverside Park on September 3 for his lifetime contribution to […]

News / Parks

‘Meet the Bronx River,’ oarsmen say

‘Meet the Bronx River,’ oarsmen say

Rocking the Boat introduces residents to their next door neighbor A family is shown the rowing ropes at a recent Community Rowing Saturday at Hunts Point Riverside Park. By Felix Quinonez Jr. Fquinon@hunter.cuny.edu Eight-year-old Ruben Ruden could hardly stand still as he told his family about his adventure on the […]

News

Rocking the Boat at a glance

What:Free rowboating on the Bronx River Where: Hunts Point Riverside Park, Lafayette Avenue and the Bronx River When: Saturdays through Sept. 27, 12-5 p.m.

Crime / News

Prostitution still plagues Hunts Point

Women say roving Johns make them feel afraid By Shuli Levine slevi@hunter.cuny.edu Illustration provided by Hunts Point Alliance for Children. Mention Hunts Point to an outsider and the word he or she is likely to think of is “hooker.” The 20-year-old HBO documentary branded the neighborhood indelibly. “Hookers at the […]