Post Tagged with: "Sustainable South Bronx"

Parks

Community activists honored at Fish Parade

The 12th annual Fish Parade made its way to Barretto Point Park on June 20.

This year’s parade honored seven community activists who have fought for the rights of South Bronxites over the years.

Environment / Parks

Tree census kicks off in Hunts Point

Volunteers helped launch the Trees Census at Julio Carballo Park on May 19.

The New York City Parks Department picked Hunts Point as the launching spot for the NYC Tree Census – the first official count of the city’s green residents in three decades.

Education / Environment

Hunts Point celebrates Earth Day

Zera Megget, Wanda Suero and Vanessa Capistran (left to right) help spruce up Hunts Point Riverside Park.

The event, which kicked off at the Hunts Point Recreation Center, was a way for residents to give area parks, playgrounds and gardens some needed tender love and care.

Economy / Environment

Mayor unveils new plan at The Point

Mayor Bill de Blasio holds up

Mayor Bill de Blasio has an ambitious new blueprint for cleaning the city’s air, curbing its waste and raising wages, and he chose Hunts Point as the place to unveil it.

Food / Jobs

Study spotlights Hunts Point’s empty lots

Hunter College students Nate Heffron and Josh Thompson engage residents in an interactive mapping exercise. The residents were asked to visualize their ideas for the possible repurposing of vacant lots in the neighborhood.

A group of Hunter College urban planning students who have catalogued vacant lots around Hunts Point asked residents to consider what might be done with the underused spaces, at a March 26 forum at The Point.

Environment / Parks

Bronx River Alliance plans multipurpose facility

An illustration of

At a March 24 meeting at Hostos Community College, the Bronx River Alliance announced plans to open a new multi-use building in Starlight Park, that will serve as its headquarters, as well as a new river passage for herring.

Environment / Jobs

Public hearing on shore protection set for Jan. 15

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.

The Point CDC will host a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15, to update the community on the federal government and the city’s plans to protect Hunts Point from future storms and flooding.

Environment

Study aims to determine what’s in the air

On this AirCasting Inc. map,

Sustainable South Bronx has teamed with an environmental company to collect data that can help identify the source of environmental conditions in the area and propose solutions.

Environment

Sustainable South Bronx to help run Cool Roofs

Hunts Point environmental group Sustainable South Bronx has been selected by the New York City Dept. of Buildings to be the program administrator for the city’s Cool Roofs Program this year. The local organization will work with the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency to help promote the program. Program […]