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

Education / Environment

Environmental organizations win $50,000 grants

Two local environmental organizations—The Point Community Development Corp. and the Bronx River Alliance– have received $50,000 each from the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Environmental Justice Grants Program.

Crime

Peace month seeks to combat violence

Peace month seeks to combat violence

A single mother raises her child in a violent household. She escapes, hoping for a new life. She finds it as an importer of tropical fruits in the Hunts Point Food Market. At first she prospers, but then her business collapses. Then her son is shot and killed. Again she […]

Environment / News / Parks

South Bronx Greenway makes s-l-o-w progress

Some of Hunts Point’s busiest streets have become obstacle courses. A patch of dirt runs down the middle of Hunts Point Avenue. A portion of each block of Lafayette Avenue from Hunts Point Avenue to Riverside Park is dug up. Heavy equipment works behind a barrier at the foot of […]

Food / News

Hundreds mark Thanksgiving together

Children enjoyed having their faces painted.

Hunts Point meal serves dignity with the turkey Reggie Stutzman doesn’t want anyone feeling like a number. Before giving the blessing at the second annual Thanksgiving meal at The Point, Stutzman, the pastor of the Real Life Church, told guests, “You can eat once, you can eat twice, you can […]

Environment / News

Teen activist wins national honors

For the second year in a row, a Hunts Point resident has won a prestigious award from a national environmental organization. Victor Davila was one of seven winners of the 2011 Brower Youth Awards. He was honored for founding the environmental stewardship program called EcoRyders, which uses skateboarding to teach […]

News

Hollywood comes to Hunts Point

Hollywood comes to Hunts Point

For several weeks in August and September, the heavy black doors of the Live from the Edge Theatre at The Point Community Development Corp. concealed a Hollywood studio. Crew and equipment crowded the auditorium, bustling about the business of movie making.

News

Hip hop show combines profane and profound

Hip hop show combines profane and  profound

“The Art of Lyrics” is back in the house. Although some would say it never really left.

News

Hunts Point Fish Parade celebrates change

Hunts Point Fish Parade celebrates change

A little tiger on a bicycle, a youngster dressed as a flower and marchers young and old, many also in costume, strutted along Lafayette Avenue and down Manida Street to Viele Avenue in this year’s Hunts Point Fish Parade on June 25. Behind the first wave of marchers, the bicycles […]

Art / News

Hunts Point Inside Out

The outside wall of The Point CDC turned Inside Out.

As Donay Davis was walking to a friend’s house on Casanova Street, he noticed his old mentor, Paul Ramirez standing atop some scaffolding, covered in glue, with a squeegee in his hand. “Hey Paul,” yelled Davis. “What are you doing up there?” “Go change your clothes,” was the reply. “We […]