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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 […]

Art / Crime

Mural celebrates Hunts Point and its women

Mural celebrates Hunts Point and its women

Sasha Wortzel Sasha.wortzel@gmail.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 […]

Environment / Food / Health

South Bronx Food Expo sows seeds for future

CENYC volunteers handed out nutritious snack recipes to attendees

By Stephanie Litsas slitsas@hunter.cuny.edu 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 […]

Environment / Food / Health / News

At a glance: organizations at the Food Expo

The Blk Projek promoted community supported agriculture. Members would buy shares of a farm’s harvest, which would be distributed at a local site once a month. Contact

News / Parks

$2.5 million renovation begins at Fox Street park

$2.5 million renovation begins at Fox Street park

By Maria Clark mariapclark@gmail.com After years of disrepair, Fox Street Playground is getting a facelift. Residents and city officials gathered at the playground, on the corner of 156th Street and Fox Street, on Nov. 19 to break ground for a complete renovation the park. Scheduled to be completed next year, […]

Parks

From the editor: Let Fox Playground bloom

From the editor: Let Fox Playground bloom

On most mornings, Valeria Cantero can be found in her garden, planting, trimming, watering, weeding and harvesting. The food she grows nourishes her family in Mott Haven. Cantero, her daughter Esperanza, and another dozen and half families labor on small plots in a city park, Brook Park on Brook Avenue […]

Food / Health / Parks

Competing visions spark turf war in Longwood park

Competing visions spark turf war in Longwood park

By MARIA CLARK mariapclark@gmail.com On Sept. 26, the organizers of an effort to create a community garden as part of the run-down Fox Playground held a street fair to gather support. Two days later, the Parks Department announced plans to begin renovating the park at Fox and E. 156th Street […]

Parks / Video

Libertad Urban Farm

Parks / Transportation

Guerrilla gardeners stake out Longwood park

Guerrilla gardeners stake out Longwood park

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