Post Tagged with: "The Point CDC"

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.

Politics

The Point previews City Council election

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

Baldor prepares for major expansion

The Food Center Drive entrance to Baldor Specialty Foods.

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

Thanksgiving celebration with The Prodigal Center

A young volunteer provides table service to one of over 800 at a Thanksgiving lunch hosted by The Prodigal Center at The Point.

Over 800 people attended a Thanksgiving celebration filled with food, music, and clothing at The Point.

Environment / News

JP Viñals wins Brower Youth Award

JP Viñals in San Francisco receiving his Brower Youth Award.

Bronx native, JP Viñals, wins the Brower Youth Award for his work as an environmental activist.

Education / Food

HPAC fair draws hundreds to Riverside Park

Hunts Point students create pens with The Laundromat Project

In a neighborhood with the city’s lowest high school graduation rate, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s Back to School Fair brought excitement to students and parents at the beginning of the school year, to counteract that statistic.

Art

Young photographers pursue their passion

Photographers and patrons at

Vantage Point 23: Bronx Eyes, a new exhibit at The Point, features work by 23 students who attended the International Center of Photography’s education program.

Parks

Community activists honored at Fish Parade

The 12th annual Fish Parade made its way to Barretto Point Park on June 20.

This year’s parade honored seven community activists who have fought for the rights of South Bronxites over the years.