Post Tagged with: "The Point Community Development Corp."

Food

Resident chef makes The Point a destination for home cooking

Kelston Bascom.

The catering business started with Bascom investing $30,000 of his life savings. He said it expanded from there after “people ate my food and said, ‘we gotta use this guy more often.’”

Culture

A magazine of their own

Jaelyn Alize and Bianca Quinones, right, of The Point CDC’s W.O.M.E.N.’s group, along with two members of a Washington DC-based women’s advocacy group at a screen printing workshop held at The Point.

Young women of color didn’t like the way magazines portrayed them. So they started one of their own.

News

City finalizes Sheridan plan

The city is recommending that the state consider building four ramps between Oak Point Avenue and the Hunts Point food distribution markets, to ease traffic.

Advocates wait eagerly to see when the state will begin acting on the city’s recommendations.

Environment / Health

New green roof cools and cleans

The Point's new green roof.

With the installation of a new green roof atop The Point CDC, visitors can now marvel at what’s right under their feet.

Art / Culture / Environment

Using Art to Make Change

Participants in "Art Sustains" broke into groups to discuss how art can influence public affairs.

The goal of “Art Sustains” was to work toward recognition of Hunts Point as a cultural district.

Culture

Hunts Point movie makes Bronx debut

Scenes from the Michael Gondry film

A movie shot in Hunts Point with a cast drawn from The Point Community Development Corp. will have its hometown debut on April 17.

News

1970s newsletter was local bulletin board

A June 1977 photo from To The Point shows a burning building on Coster Street.

Three young people told it like it was, to every single resident In the late 1970s, as Hunts Point faced some of its darkest days, residents and business owners could count on one publication to deliver the peninsula’s news, good and bad. The paper’s staff consisted of three young people […]

Food / Health

An oasis in the food desert

An oasis in the food desert

A new community supported fishery has joined two-year-old Corbin Hill Farm to provide pickups of just-caught and just-picked food to Hunts Point residents.

Crime / Police

Mourners march in memory of Destiny Sanchez

The Hunts Point vigil for Destiny Sanchez.

Hunts Point vigil calls for end to killings Over 100 people gathered yesterday to mourn outside the Barretto Street building where 15-year-old Destiny Sanchez was found strangled to death and doused in bleach over the Thanksgiving weekend.  Mourners brought candles, flowers and teddy bears to the vigil that was arranged […]