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

Parks

Bronx River Greenway stays cut in two

This rendering shows part of the rehabilitated Starlight Park and two of the bridges designed to link segments of the Bronx River Greenway.

The Bronx River Alliance, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Sustainable South Bronx, Rocking the Boat and The Point CDC are backing a petition campaign to persuade the state Department of Transportation to build three bridges in the vicinity of Starlight Park, as it had committed to do a decade ago.

Culture / Religion

Community meal offers a reason to give thanks

Anthony Serrano and Adrian Garcia embracied after seeing each other for the first time in over a decade.

A record number of people took part in Hunts Point’s annual Thanksgiving Community Outreach Dinner, providing turkey and all the trimmings to many who would otherwise have suffered from hunger or loneliness on the holiday.

Art / Environment

Young artists take aim at a concrete wall

A group of young people hopes to leave its artistic mark on a part of Hunts Point not usually noted for its aesthetic appeal: The Terminal Produce Market. After spending the summer working with fitted canvases, the 14- to-23-year-olds plan to hang their work over the half-mile-long concrete wall on […]

Environment / Parks

New park to open near Fish Market

The new one-acre park Hunts Point Landing on Farragut St. is set to open this month.

Update: Opening day for Hunts Point Landing, Hunts Point’s newest park, is set for Monday, Sept. 24, when Congressman José E. Serrano Seth W. Pinsky, president of the Economic Development Corporation and local community leaders formally cut the ribbon.

Environment / Transportation

Planning meeting turns sour over Sheridan

Fifty area residents and advocates from local community groups marched across Southern Blvd. to tell representatives of several government agencies that tearing down the Sheridan Expressway is key to improving the quality of life in the South Bronx.

Dissatisfied with the response, they walked out on a public meeting.

Environment

Incinerators will foul the air, activists warn

Incinerators will foul the air, activists warn

As the clock ticks on Mayor Bloomberg’s final term in City Hall, environmental activists want to be sure he doesn’t forget the promise he made six years ago to take some of the burden off poor neighborhoods by seeing to it that other neighborhoods and other boroughs bore their fair […]

Art

New exhibition celebrates the Bronx

DAZE'S 'Further' features warm colors and a hair dryer with a framed picture of the Virgin. Photo by Marisol Diaz/Courtesy of The Riverdale Press

Once known as the “home for poor millionaires,” an elegant mansion on the Grand Concourse has burst to glittering life as the home of a new art exhibit featuring 32 artists whose work meditates on the Bronx’s past and future.

Food

Fulton Fish Market’s new competitor

You can buy fish wholesale at Hunts Point’s sleek, mechanized New Fulton Fish Market. Or you can grow your own. Visiting film-makers from the Netherlands compare the two experiences in this mini documentary about two entrepreneurs in the same business–Chris Toole, who’s raising Tilapia at The Point Community Development Corp. […]

Education / News

Project Reach to honor Sharon De La Cruz

Sharon De La Cruz

Project Reach, a citywide organization devoted to healing divisions among young people of different races and ethnic backgrounds, will honor Sharon De La Cruz of The Point Community Development Corp. at its 40th anniversary gala on Feb. 9. Project Reach cited De la Cruz, the program director of the teen […]