Post Tagged with: "The Point CDC"

Politics

Vandals deface local mural…three times

Omar Freilla of Greenworker Cooperatives, Wanda Salaman of Mothers on the Move and Danny R. Peralta of The Point CDC in front of the vandalized wall.

Over the past 15 years, the community service arm of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, CITGO, has been the principal—-and sometimes, the only—-funder for South Bronx grassroots groups Green Worker Cooperatives, and advocacy group Mothers on the Move.

Government / Transportation

State’s South Bronx renewal plan does not include Sheridan teardown

State’s South Bronx renewal plan does not include Sheridan teardown

Local advocates say that the plan is essentially a highway expansion, and ignores many of the community’s ideas for reviving the area shared in dozens of meetings with city planners and elected officials over the past decade.

Government / Housing

Residents organize against proposed rezonings

Panelists discuss the City's proposed changes to Bronx neighborhoods

Change in the South Bronx, and pressure on local renters, was the theme at a panel discussion on March 30.

Economy / Transportation

Governor pledges $1.8 billion for Hunts Point

Governor pledges $1.8 billion for Hunts Point

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a press conference at Casita Maria on Sunday that the state will make a $1.8-billion investment to revitalize infrastructure in Hunts Point.

Art / Housing / Parks

“Mi Casa es Mi Casa”: Young artists voice views on displacement

Grace Kuponiyi, 16, president of ACTION, poses with her contribution, "My World"

“Mi Casa es Mi Casa,” an exhibition at The Point, highlighted the issue of displacement.

Environment / News

Resiliency Project holds third community workshop

Lucia Hernandez, Ilea Burgos, and Angela Tovar attend the 23rd annual Bronx Speak Up! event at Lehman College.

“Hurricane Sandy was an eye-opener. People realized how vulnerable our community was,” said Illea Burgos, outreach coordinator for the Green Worker Cooperative.

Environment

Project aims to prepare Hunts Point against big storms

Project aims to prepare Hunts Point against big storms

A group has been hired to solicit ideas and concerns from residents in order to understand how to protect at-risk areas of the peninsula from future storms.

Education

Young activists learn the art of advocacy

Young

A group of ambitious young students closed out their productive summer on a high note at The Point CDC on Aug. 11, with a performance that included music and circus tricks for the community.

Education

Wi-Fi options are limited in Hunts Point

A link station in Manhattan, similar to the kind that will be arriving in the Bronx this summer.

Less than 60 percent of households have a broadband connection in community districts 1 and 2 in the Bronx. But other than the Hunts Point Library and Wi-Fi at The Point, there are no spots indoors for residents to connect to the Internet, and even outdoors in parks and subways, options are limited.