Economy / Transportation
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,” an exhibition at The Point, highlighted the issue of displacement.
Environment / News
“Hurricane Sandy was an eye-opener. People realized how vulnerable our community was,” said Illea Burgos, outreach coordinator for the Green Worker Cooperative.
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.
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.
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.
Teen activists and adults joined at The Point CDC to watch a live feed of candidates for the open 17th district City Council seat square off.
Jobs / Transportation
As Baldor Specialty Foods prepares to expand and add 350 jobs, local leaders worry that truck traffic will outweigh some of the benefits to the neighborhood, and that many of those jobs will not go to residents.
Food / Video
Over 800 people attended a Thanksgiving celebration filled with food, music, and clothing at The Point.