Post Tagged with: "The Point CDC"

Environment / Government / Parks

Community rallies for a reversal of state’s Sheridan plan

Community rallies for a reversal of state’s Sheridan plan

Community groups and residents are urging the state to reverse its decision to place exit ramps from the Sheridan Expressway on Oak Point and Leggett avenues, as part of an ambitious revitalization plan.

Housing

Demolition of Spofford juvenile detention center to begin

Cybeale Ross signs in to a community meeting at The Point on April 10th

Demolition of the former Spofford juvenile detention center will start this summer, now that the City Council has given the green light to The Peninsula, the development that will replace it.

Environment / Food

Sustainable food project grows on Bronx River

Family yoga teacher Alba Mota guides participants through stretching exercises as part of Foodway events.

The new Bronx River Foodway at Concrete Plant Park just wrapped up its inaugural season of planting and public programming, leaving behind more than 4,000 individual plants spanning over 50 species and a third of an acre of seeded meadow stretching along the Bronx River. Pollinators, native grasses, medicinal plants, […]

Education

Young people learn circus skills at The Point

Young people learn circus skills at The Point

Held in the black-box theater space at The Point, circus classes aim to teach kids the basic concepts of circus tricks, but also something more valuable: confidence, teamwork, focus and trust.

Culture

Bronx artist marries the love of her life—Puerto Rico

The blushing bride, Mariposa Fernández, will take a working honeymoon to Puerto Rico this winter to deliver aid. Photo by Sarah Matusek.

Poet, activist and educator Maria Teresa “Mariposa” Fernández got hitched to her homeland Puerto Rico on Wednesday night before a packed house at The Point Community Development Corporation.

Housing

Residents fear secret gentrification plans

Protester Tahica Fredericks

Some dozen protesters rallied outside a closed-door meeting in Longwood, suspicious that officials are planning to rezone a huge chunk of the South Bronx without public input. The planning department and City Councilman Rafael Salamanca say it isn’t so.

Environment / Jobs

City unveils flood-prevention strategies

A family at the pier at

As engineers and planners look for ways to keep Hunts Point safe from catastrophic flooding, residents have mixed feelings about their findings so far.

Environment / Housing

Fish Parade celebrates Hunts Point’s resilience

The Dancing Rubies show off their moves as the Fish Parade makes its way to Barretto Point Park.

The theme of Hunts Point’s fourteenth annual Fish Parade, “We Are the Routes of Resilience,” highlighted residents’ enduring toughness in the face of familiar obstacles.

Economy / Housing

‘Peninsula’ housing plan questioned

A projection of what the area on Spofford Avenue will like once construction on The Peninsula is completed  in five years.

An ambitious plan to transform the shuttered Bridges Juvenile Justice Center into affordable housing and community space met resistance when Community Board 2 learned that a new city policy calls for 10 percent of The Peninsula’s 740 new apartments would be set aside for homeless families.