Post Tagged with: "The Point CDC"


A waterfront love motel for bugs

The Love Motel for Insects at The Point CDC's Riverside Campus appeals to bugs all night long.

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

Hyde’s ‘green dean’ thrilled to be back

The new dean of student affairs at Hyde Leadership Charter School, Stephen Ritz, talks with parent Gina Smith on Oct. 4.

The new dean of students at Hyde Leadership Charter School has a history of staring down tough challenges in Hunts Point.

Environment / News / Parks

Parade captivates Hunts Point for ninth year

Parade captivates Hunts Point for ninth year

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 […]


City ignoring residents over Sheridan, say advocates

City ignoring residents over Sheridan, say advocates

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

City backs off Sheridan removal

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

Protesters oppose incinerator plans

Protesters oppose incinerator plans

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

Local efforts strive to end stop-and-frisk

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 […]


Reading takes center-stage in Hunts Point

By Kimberly Devi Milner The Point CDC kicked off its second year in the national literacy initiative, The Big Read, on March 2nd, with Julia Alvarez discussing her acclaimed 2004 novel, “In the Time of the Butterflies,” via Skype.  

Education / Environment / Food / Health / Housing / Jobs / News / Parks / Transportation

Teen activists campaign at Town Hall

By Kimberly Devi Milner Calls to create a green Bronx, tear down the Sheridan Expressway and serve nutritious lunches echoed across The Point’s Live from the Edge Theater at the community center’s annual Town Hall meeting on March 21st. Teen activists from the center’s community leadership program, A.C.T.I.O.N., presented campaigns […]