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Parks / Video

Libertad Urban Farm


The Bronx beaver

Parks / Video

Barretto Point Park


Trees talk on the Grand Concourse

Trees talk on the Grand Concourse

By Jeanmarie Evelly The Grand Concourse, the iconic boulevard that stretches along four miles of the Bronx, has 100 years of stories to tell. This summer and fall, Bronx residents are lending their voices to share those stories—through the trees that line the street’s parks and sidewalks. The Tree […]


Comparison shopping can save you money

Survey of Hunts Point stores finds wide price variation By Alexia K. Arthurs Convenience comes at a cost for shoppers. Although it may be convenient to run to the nearest store for a grocery item, residents can end up spending considerably less if they travel to seek out the […]


Money-saving tips

Here are some tips for saving money from the New York State Consumer Protection Board 
 STICK TO YOUR LIST. When shopping, don’t buy on impulse. 
 LOOK FOR AND TRY store brands. Note that the most costly brands are often placed 
at eye-level. Store brands may be cheaper, may […]

Art / Environment

Floating sculpture honors Bronx River

Quick, what’s 30 feet long by 12 feet wide, is topped with hundreds of pounds of carefully selected junk, and recently floated down the Bronx River to Hunts Point Riverside Park, led by a flotilla of canoeists? Why, that’s an artists’ rendering of the Lower Bronx River Watershed, of course.


Detroit bribery echoes in Hunts Point

Councilwoman pleads guilty in scheme involving NYOFCo’s parent company The parent company of NYOFCo, the controversial plant in Hunts Point that converts sewage sludge to fertilizer pellets, won a $125 million contract through bribery, a powerful Detroit politician has confessed. Monica Conyers, President Pro Tem of the Detroit City Council, […]

News / Parks

‘Meet the Bronx River,’ oarsmen say

Rocking the Boat will receive $77,775 from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for its work

Rocking the Boat introduces residents to their next door neighbor A family is shown the rowing ropes at a recent Community Rowing Saturday at Hunts Point Riverside Park. By Felix Quinonez Jr. Eight-year-old Ruben Ruden could hardly stand still as he told his family about his adventure on the […]