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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 […]

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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.  

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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 […]

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Sheridan model refocuses debate

By Kimberly Devi Milner As Hunts Point waits for the city’s renovation plans on the Sheridan Expressway– which passed its forecasted winter release — activists hope an interactive display traveling through the Bronx can re-engage communities with the decade-long controversy.

Education / Health

Group gives Hunts Point women a voice

A speaker addresses the women of Female Flava.

Female Flava meets at The Point Last summer, 17-year-old Jocelyn Smith had sex for the first time. Not long afterward, she found she was pregnant. Her angry parents beat her. Within a few months, she had broken up with her boyfriend. “I needed people I could talk to that I […]

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Teens flip over The Point’s circus workshop

Teens flip over The Point’s circus workshop

At The Point’s Live from the Edge Theater on a recent evening, a teenage boy wearing a red long sleeved t-shirt took a running start and hurtled into the air, tucking his knees beneath him and landing on a folding mat several yards away. A girl wearing blue yoga pants […]