Post Tagged with: "The Point CDC"

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.

Art / Culture

Pilot program announced to launch local arts initiatives

Six South Bronx groups will receive grants to help them extend cultural programming in their communities, as part of a new pilot program.

Education

From Nigeria to Hunts Point, and beyond

Kudirat Alimi

Through her education at Hyde and the school’s connections with community based organizations, Kudirat Alimi became socially conscious and active about the issues affecting her community.

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.