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

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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 […]

Environment / Housing / News / Parks / Transportation

Residents debate Sheridan Expressway’s future

Residents debate Sheridan Expressway’s future

A hundred people gathered to discuss whether to tear down the Sheridan Expressway and replace it with housing and parks at a community forum in February.

Environment / Housing / Parks

Contaminated Hunts Point land offers opportunity

Contaminated Hunts Point land offers opportunity

Three years ago, three local community organizations – The Point CDC, Sustainable South Bronx and Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice – banded together in an effort to ensure that new development met the needs of residents. Surveying the opportunities, they found that the rebuilding of the South Bronx had […]

Art / News

In the news, July 26-Aug. 1

In the news, July 26-Aug. 1

The future of the Bridges Juvenile Center on Spofford Ave will be the topic of discussion at a Town Hall forum at MS 424 Friday, July 30, pending a permit from the school. Hunts Point residents and others interested in the outcome of the detention center better known as Spofford […]

Parks

Neglected landmark train station cries out for TLC

Neglected landmark train station cries out for TLC

By Justyna Malota malota@hunter.cuny.edu” jmalota@hunter.cuny.edu In 1909, the architecture critic of the New York Times hailed the new train station on Westchester Avenue, calling it “exquisite.” Designed by an architect who was soon to become world-famous, it resembled a Florentine palace, painted in an array of colors. Today, the abandoned […]

Environment / Parks

Concrete Plant Park opens after long community struggle

by Vishal Persaud vishal.persaud@journalism.cuny.edu Nearly 10 years since their fight to restore a plot of land along the Bronx River, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice along with The Point and the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance, finally rejoiced as their efforts developed into what is now known as Concrete […]

Politics

State funds boost Hunts Point non-profits

State funds boost Hunts Point non-profits

Rev. Ruben Diaz, who represents Hunts Point in the New York State Senate, will direct $2 million in state funds to Bronx-based and Latino nonprofits, he announced at a breakfast meeting on Aug. 17 that gathered politicians, including his son the Bronx Borough President, and recipients of the money.

Education

At Longwood gathering, youth speak out for safer schools

At Longwood gathering, youth speak out for safer schools

By Maria Clark mariapclark@gmail.com Teens from around the Bronx gathered in Longwood in August to rap, recite poetry, and speak out against teen violence, while also criticizing policies that put metal detectors and overzealous security officers in their schools. The event, at the studio of Longwood area hip-hop recording artists […]

News / Parks

Concrete plant to become park

Concrete plant to become park

But when? ask Hunts Point activists By Daniel Allen dantallen@gmail.com Photo by Daniel Allen Part of the concrete plant has been refurbished and will remain as sculpture. It’s hard to imagine a waterfront promenade along Bronx River near the Sheridan Expressway, especially where the water’s color and texture resembles the […]