Post Tagged with: "Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice"

Culture / Food

Swale returns to waterfront park

Swale

Swale, a floating food forest created by a Brooklyn artist, debuted at Concrete Plant Park a year ago and returned in early July, transported by tugboat from Brooklyn at the end of June.

Education / Immigration

Young immigrants worry about future under Trump

Cecilia Arias and Shanjida Choudhury, both seniors at Fannie Lou Hamer High School, pose under a banner that reads "No Human Is Illegal!"

During his campaign, the president-elect vowed he would terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided work papers, and eliminated the threat of deportation, for some undocumented students.

Economy / Environment

SoBRO gets EPA grant for Bronx River project

SoBRO has been awarded a federal planning grant to work with South Bronx residents and businesses to develop a plan for cleaning up polluted sites along the Bronx River, and developing them. The US Environmental Protection Agency awarded its Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant to the Mott Haven-based organization to study the Bronx […]

Culture / Environment

Environmentalist reveals little-known history

Morgan Powell leading a tour of the Bronx River.

Historian Morgan Powell has turned his attention to the Latino community’s contributions to the borough’s history.

Environment / Jobs

Summit urges action on climate change

A panel at the New York Environmental Summit in Brooklyn on July 26.

A panel of representatives from the city’s Environmental Justice Alliance urged hundreds of young people at a presentation in Brooklyn, to ramp up efforts to slow global warming.

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.

Parks

Park could be next stop for depot

Park could be next stop for depot

In a renewed effort to save the historic Westchester Avenue train station, a pair of architects have unveiled a scheme to split the building in two, leaving its entrance hall where it is to serve as the gateway to Concrete Plant Park, while lifting its waiting room onto stilts over the Bronx River, where it would be reached by a shimmering, transparent bridge over the train tracks.

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 […]

News / Parks

Can park give new life to old train station?

Can park give new life to old train station?

A new effort is underway to restore the historic Westchester Avenue train station that sits just outside Concrete Plant Park. Nearly 74 years have passed since passengers boarded the last train at the station. Weather and time have bruised and battered the building. But because it is the work of […]