Post Tagged with: "South Bronx Greenway"

Education / Environment / News / Parks

Earth Fest reaches out with music and games

Earth Fest reaches out with music and games

By Nicholas Loomis loomis@motthavenherald.com Legendary emcee Grandmaster Caz has been packing parties in the South Bronx since 1974, but none quite like the one at St. Mary’s Park in Mott Haven for this year’s Earth Day on April 24. .   By noon on the beautiful spring day, the crowd […]

Jobs / Politics

Stimulus funds are hard obtain and late to be spent

By Joseph Gallagher josephtgallagher@gmail.com Some of the federal stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will save or create jobs in Hunts Point, but obtaining those funds was difficult, and some of the projects they will pay for are behind schedule.

Art / Environment

Relaxing on the Greenway, courtesy of Hunts Point residents

Relaxing on the Greenway, courtesy of Hunts Point residents

In-depth conversations between residents and designers aimed to create excitement about the South Bronx Greenway. What arose from these conversations, were “amazing political discussions,” that used the design process as a sounding board for larger social issues.

Art / Business

Art and plantings guide residents to Hunts Point waterfront

sketch of proposed mural to be painted at the Sim's edgewater site on Edgewater Road.

By Stephanie Gooch sgooch825@yahoo.com By next spring, the Bronx River will meander along the walls of a grim industrial site on Edgewater Road, beside Hunts Point Riverside Park. Painted by artists commissioned by The Point CDC, the river will be rendered in a mural that traces its course from Westchester […]

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‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

By Sarah Trefethen sarah.trefethen@motthavenherald.com A number of Mott Haven community leaders are complaining that they have been left out of planning the South Bronx Greenway’s future. At stake, they argue, is not only recreation but jobs.

News

Work to begin on South Bronx Greenway

Work to begin on South Bronx Greenway

By Megan Sperry ms.sperry@gmail.com On an overcast spring Saturday, the threat of rain couldn’t keep people from gathering in Hunts Point Riverside Park, where they listened to music, boarded boats for free rides sponsored by Rocking the Boat, picnicked and enjoyed one another’s company. It was just what the people […]

Environment / News / Parks

Federal funds will jumpstart Greenway

Federal funds will jumpstart Greenway

A plan to build a recreational trail connecting a series of parks on the East River waterfront has gotten a major boost from the economic downturn. Federal stimulus money will be used to build the South Bronx Greenway and open it to the public within three years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg […]

Parks

Dead-end street is fisherman’s haven

By Christina Davis christina8361@gmail.com Nearly every day, a group of old friends meet on the East River waterfront to fish and crack some jokes. Their gathering spot is next to a derelict building once used by the Department of Sanitation to transfer garbage to barges, but it offers stunning views […]