Post Tagged with: "The Point CDC"

Environment / Police

Young activists call for action at The Point

Chenlee Carrasco poses in front the "Urban Food Justice" campaign table.

Activists from the A.C.T.I.O.N. program updated residents about neighborhood issues ranging from strained police-community relations to the lack of healthy food, at a Town Hall meeting at The Point in April.

Economy / Environment

Mayor unveils new plan at The Point

Mayor Bill de Blasio holds up

Mayor Bill de Blasio has an ambitious new blueprint for cleaning the city’s air, curbing its waste and raising wages, and he chose Hunts Point as the place to unveil it.

Food / Jobs

Study spotlights Hunts Point’s empty lots

Hunter College students Nate Heffron and Josh Thompson engage residents in an interactive mapping exercise. The residents were asked to visualize their ideas for the possible repurposing of vacant lots in the neighborhood.

A group of Hunter College urban planning students who have catalogued vacant lots around Hunts Point asked residents to consider what might be done with the underused spaces, at a March 26 forum at The Point.

Culture

City teens slam at The Point

Host Sergio Jimenez poses with some slammers.

The 17th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam Preliminaries, which took place on March 25, featured 21 teenagers hoping to advance to the semifinals later this month.

Transportation

Union pushes two-stop bus service to Manhattan

The projected route for proposed Select Bus Service that would run through Hunts Point.

Though the route is still open to change, advocates presenting at a March 13 meeting were adamant that its construction would give Bronx residents accessibility to jobs in Harlem and Manhattan.

Environment / Health

Panel debates businesses’ environmental impacts

Kellie Terry, executive director at The Point CDC, speaks at a forum at Hostos Community College on March 18, about the need for environmentally-friendly businesses.

A panel of South Bronx residents, advocates and business owners at a forum at Hostos Community College, said the city must take the area’s high rates of disease into account before allowing industries to relocate to Hunts Point and Port Morris.

Education / Jobs

Tech businesses show students the ropes

Miguel Sanchez, who runs Mass Ideation out of the BankNote Building, brainstorms with interns Santiago Peralta, Dario Oropeza and Derick Ramirez on an animation project.

A new program at the BankNote matches young adults with mentors in the technology field, hoping to create what the founder calls an “education-to-jobs network” in neighborhoods across the city.

Economy / Environment

Funding against storms falls short, say planners

A rendering of the Hunts Point waterfront as envisioned by the PennOlin group.

At a public informational meeting at The Point, a team of planners told residents that government money so far promised to protect the waterfront from storms and flooding is about 5 percent of what’s needed.

Environment / Jobs

Public hearing on shore protection set for Jan. 15

An artist's sketch shows what the Hunts Point waterfront could look like with federal and city funding to create jobs and protect the shoreline.

The Point CDC will host a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15, to update the community on the federal government and the city’s plans to protect Hunts Point from future storms and flooding.