Art / Culture
French director’s latest features local high schoolers Academy Award-winning French filmmaker Michel Gondry is known for blending the real and the surreal, but for a group of young people from Hunts Point, his latest movie is an especially intriguing mix of fantasy and reality. Several local teens make their screen [...]
Culture / Video
Hunts Point is ground zero for updated readings of Shakespeare classics by actors taking advantage of the opportunity to show what they’ve got.
They check in, then stay as long as they like A section of Hunts Point now glows at night – and not from neon signs. The latest addition on The Point CDC’s eco-friendly Riverside Campus along the Bronx River is a glow-in-the-dark sculpture that attracts insects and encourages plant growth. [...]
Education / Environment
The new dean of students at Hyde Leadership Charter School has a history of staring down tough challenges in Hunts Point.
Environment / News / Parks
Clad in insect wings and paper mache masks, over 400 revelers paraded through Hunts Point to Barretto Point Park in the neighborhood’s annual Fish Parade on Saturday, June 16, to celebrate on the peninsula’s waterfront for the ninth straight year. Artist collective TATS CRU served as grand marshals for this [...]
They say officials are shutting them out of planning process South Bronx residents, activists and elected officials unhappy with the city’s recent announcement it will no longer consider tearing down the Sheridan Expressway are questioning the way planners reached their conclusion. In a May 10 public hearing at the BankNote [...]
Business / Environment / Food / Health / Housing / News / Parks / Transportation
The city no longer believes tearing down the Sheridan Expressway is a viable option, officials told a meeting of the working group devoted to planning the highway’s future.The announcement at the May 10 meeting stunned advocates and residents who had expected planners to produce alternative uses for the land under [...]
Environment / Health
Bronx community groups took to the streets of Manhattan on April 9th to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plans to test new garbage disposal technology they fear will end up hurting the South Bronx. Representatives from The Point CDC, Nos Quedamos, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice and other community organizations [...]
Crime / Parks
By Daniel Bejarano Three murals painted by Hunts Point artist Sharon De La Cruz on The Point’s river campus on Edgewater Road, encourage passersby to document their interactions with police. The murals, inspired in the message “Know Your Rights,” as one of them says in pink, yellow and purple cartoon-like [...]