City alters flood preparedness plans for peninsula The flood plan
Fat Joe promotes education in Longwood Fat Joe with students and faculty from
Cement terminal opens on East River waterfront The Cielo di Gaspesie will make two monthly deliveries of cement from Quebec to a new terminal in Hunts Point.
Elected officials blame Amtrak for stalled MTA plan The Metro-North expansion plan
Housing Southern Boulevard Neighborhood Study

Banana Kelly pushes for a land trust ahead of Southern Boulevard rezoning

To stave off potential displacement residents fear could stem from the city’s plan to rezone a 13-block area around Southern Boulevard, Banana Kelly proposed building a community land trust.

Environment , Transportation New alliance launched to boost barge transport

New alliance launched to boost barge transport

A new alliance composed of public agencies, port authorities, and waterfront communities up and down the east coast will work to cut down on the number of trucks that clog city streets and contribute to air pollution, by ensuring that many more barges are put to use to transport freight. 

Housing Supporters of Carter engaged with protestors who were shouting outside a community center on Hunts Point Avenue.

Public discussion over community land trusts sparks protest

A community meeting descended into a screaming match on Hunts Point Avenue when 20 young artists and activists angry about gentrification disrupted the event. They took aim at businesswoman Majora Carter’s idea of “self-gentrification,” which states that community members who have resources should profit off development instead of being pushed out. 

Parks The floating pool provides recreation for thousands every summer.

Floating pool to stay in Hunts Point

The floating pool will remain at Barretto Point Park for at least another four years, the Parks Department announced Friday. In addition, the park has grown by 1.2 acres of land transferred from the city Department of Environmental Protection, which operates the sewer plant next to the park. The new […]

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Parks / Police

Longwood couple charged with killing and mutilating victim 

Longwood couple charged with killing and mutilating victim 

A Longwood couple has been indicted in connection with the killing of a 25-year-old woman, and the burial of her dismantled remains in Barretto Point Park and Crotona Park earlier this month. 

Parks / Transportation

Federal funding approved for Sheridan conversion

A rendering of the new Sheridan

The Federal Highway Administration will provide $75 million to New York State to help repurpose the Sheridan Expressway from a mile of underused highway into a human-friendly boulevard that can be walked or biked across to get to the Bronx River. 

Politics

Upstart rocks Bronx political world

Alessandra Biaggi celebrates victory at the Bronx Alehouse in Kingsbridge on Sept. 13.

Out of 175 residents of the peninsula who cast votes on Thursday, 110 voted for Klein and just 65 for Biaggi. Across the Bronx, however, Biaggi received 15,656 votes, to Klein’s 14,224.

Politics / Transportation

Speed cameras return to Hunts Point

Crossing guard Aada Alvarado directs traffic on the corner of Faile and Aldus Streets, close to P.S. 75

Speed cameras in school zones all over New York City were turned back on last week, after Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order that extended the program for 30 days.

Transportation

Working group formed for Metro-North expansion

Working group formed for Metro-North expansion

The newly formed Bronx Metro-North Working Group convened for the first time in early August.

Housing

Funding announced for new Bronx housing developments

Funding announced for new Bronx housing developments

The Bronx Borough President’s office has allocated more than $3 million in capital funding for five housing developments, including $800,000 for The Peninsula on Spofford Avenue in Hunts Point and $500,000 for a new development at 111 Willow Avenue in Port Morris. 

Economy

Judge agrees to settlement between Popular Community Bank, plaintiffs

Judge agrees to settlement between Popular Community Bank, plaintiffs

Popular Community Bank has been ordered to pay over $7.4 million to some of its customers and their attorneys, after a judge in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit last week. Judge O. Peter Sherwood ruled that a settlement between the […]

Art / Culture

The Point’s photography program celebrates 20th anniversary

The Point’s photography program celebrates 20th anniversary

The photographers were from the latest class of students from the International Center of Photography’s program, which on July 25 marked its 20th anniversary at The Point. 

Economy

Popular Community Bank awaits judge’s decision

Popular Community Bank awaits judge’s decision

A judge in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan will decide on Aug. 6 whether a settlement should go forward in a class action suit that would require Puerto Rico’s biggest bank to pay nearly $8 million to some of its customers and their attorneys.