A food justice activist wants the city’s first mobile food market to roll in the South Bronx.
By Tanya Fields Residents of Mott Haven, Longwood and Hunts Point deal with a shortage of green space and poor food quality, even though we are surrounded by privately- and publicly-owned land that has been fallow for years. Empty lots have been used as illegal dumping grounds; they are ripe [...]
Even before police evicted Occupy Wall Street from Zuccotti Park, its local affiliate Occupy the Bronx had turned its attention from lower Manhattan to its home borough, joining other grassroots organizations in neighborhood-based demonstrations on Saturday afternoons. On Nov. 19, the action was in Hunts Point. Some 50 people gathered [...]
General Colin L. Powell will be returning to his Longwood roots on Thursday, Sept 9th to inaugurate a 50-unit condo building for low-income tenants at 715 Fox St. at the corner of Leggett Ave. The building will be named for Powell, who spent his formative years growing up in an [...]
Grassroots organizations from Hunts Point, Longwood, Mott Haven and Melrose were well-represented at an international conference on climate change in Bolivia in April. “There are tangible parallels that exist between the indigenous people in Bolivia and Hunts Point,” said Tanya Fields, one of more than a dozen local residents who [...]
Fifteen years ago, Dennis Derryck began to dream about a community-owned farm that would provide freshly-harvested food to city neighborhoods that now have no control over what is available, where it comes from or how it is grown. In January of 2009, he purchased the farm. This summer, Corbin Hill [...]
Sasha Wortzel Sasha.email@example.com On Hunts Point Avenue, a smiling woman in green pulls a fresh vegetable from a thriving garden. Another woman is perched atop an apartment building, enjoying the warmth of the brilliant sun as birds fly overhead. A father reads to his child at the foot of a [...]
By Stephanie Litsas firstname.lastname@example.org More than 150 people filled The Point on a cold and rainy Saturday to talk about food. They ate, they saw, they networked. Some dreamed of farming in the neighborhood’s parks and vacant lots; some imagined buying fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the upstate farmers [...]