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Food

Break-ins decimate Longwood garden

Volunteers help Libertad Community Garden recover after it was decimated by a thief.

A popular Longwood community garden is clawing its way back after it was broken into on three consecutive days in early August, and most of its tools and produce stolen.

Environment / Food

Waterfront planners receive $20M grant

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.

A team of planners and engineers has been awarded $20 million in federal funding to enact a plan to protect and revitalize the Hunts Point waterfront.

Food / Parks

Urban farm coming to Hunts Point

City Council member Maria del Carmen Arroyo spoke at a street fair in front of Fox Playground in 2009 to support an earlier effort by Tanya Fields, left, to establish Libertad Urban Farm.

The city has granted Tanya Fields, executive director of the BLK Projek, permission to open an urban farm on a city-owned lot at Simpson and Barretto streets—until they find a developer interested in building there.

Food / Health

Fresh food boards the bus

Tanya Fields, center in green blouse, introduced residents to her mobile market at a "Meet the Bus" event.

A food justice activist wants the city’s first mobile food market to roll in the South Bronx.

Environment / Food / Parks

Neighborhood voices: Occupy our green spaces?

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 […]

News

Occupy the Bronx takes action at home

Occupy The Bronx supporters march down Southern Blvd. in Hunts Point to a speakout against police brutality held in front of the Hunts Point Library on Saturday, Nov. 19.

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 […]

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In the news, August 26-September 9

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 […]

Environment / News

In Bolivia, activists see Hunts Point in a mirror

photo by Toyin Hussein Oluwakemi Adebanjo, 2009. Climate change conference inspires local organizations

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 […]

Food / Health / News

Upstate harvest will feed Hunts Point families

Playtime at the Corbin Hill Road Farm

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 […]