Post Tagged with: "South Bronx Greenway"

Education / Environment

Hunts Point gets a gift for Earth Day

Kayla Davis puts the finishing touches on her hand-painted Earth Day sign for the Hunts Point Recreational Community Garden on April 26.

Volunteers, community organizations and the parks department teamed up on Earth Day to clean up community gardens, mulch area parks and repair tree guards.

Environment / Parks

Trash mars Greenway medians

A median running down the middle of Lafayette Avenue.

Local groups hope that the city’s Parks Department will help them keep the plantings on Hunts Point and Lafayette avenues clean and vibrant starting this fall.

Environment / Health

Hunts Point Hustle to celebrate Greenway

This year’s Hunts Point Hustle won’t be just a road race. It will be a party, too. The annual event sponsored by Sustainable South Bronx will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Hunts Point Riverside Park and end with a celebration on the waterfront in Barretto Point […]

Business / Environment / Food / Jobs

Big plans for Oak Point

BEST Academy workers planted trees on this site on Oak Point Ave. over the summer.

A newly planted three-acre wetland and plans for a new food storage and distribution facility are the latest signs of change in one quickly evolving corner of Hunts Point. Hundreds of recently planted trees and shrubs now stand on the new nature preserve along the East River waterfront on the […]

Art / Environment

Young artists take aim at a concrete wall

A group of young people hopes to leave its artistic mark on a part of Hunts Point not usually noted for its aesthetic appeal: The Terminal Produce Market. After spending the summer working with fitted canvases, the 14- to-23-year-olds plan to hang their work over the half-mile-long concrete wall on […]

Environment / Parks

New park to open near Fish Market

The new one-acre park Hunts Point Landing on Farragut St. is set to open this month.

Update: Opening day for Hunts Point Landing, Hunts Point’s newest park, is set for Monday, Sept. 24, when Congressman José E. Serrano Seth W. Pinsky, president of the Economic Development Corporation and local community leaders formally cut the ribbon.

Business / Environment / Politics

City woos FreshDirect to the South Bronx

Over the objections of Bronx environmentalists and many local community advocates, the online grocer FreshDirect will move to Port Morris, thanks to a package of taxpayer subsidies worth nearly $130 million.
City officials said the deal preserves 2,000 jobs and will add more than 600 more. Critics cite its high cost and the speed with which it was rushed through without public input. They complain that the location of the new plant jeopardizes plans to build a pedestrian bridge to Randall’s Island and to create public access to the waterfront, and warn that the additional truck traffic to and from FreshDirect will further foul the air in a neighborhood where asthma is epidemic.

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

From the editor: Dumping on Hunts Point–again

From the editor: Dumping on Hunts Point–again

City Hall has long regarded Hunts Point as New York City’s garbage can. Now city agencies and their consultants are eyeing Hunts Point as the site of a giant compost heap. The city’s Economic Development Corporation “is in the process of deciding” which of three sites in the Hunts Point […]