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Environment

March 26 discussion on repurposing empty lots

One of 100 vacant lots a team of Hunter College researchers has mapped. The research team will meet with residents at The Point on March 25 at 7 p,m. to discuss possible public uses for the vacant spaces.

A team of researchers is engaging the community in discussions about what to do with 100 vacant lots they have identified on the Hunts Point peninsula.

Housing / Video

A homeless winter in Hunts Point

A frigid February took its toll on the homeless in Hunts Point.

A video team followed a homeless man as he made the rounds in Hunts Point, trying to stay warm during the coldest February in the city in over 60 years.

Environment / Jobs

Public hearing on shore protection set for Jan. 15

An artist's sketch shows what the Hunts Point waterfront could look like with federal and city funding to create jobs and protect the shoreline.

The Point CDC will host a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15, to update the community on the federal government and the city’s plans to protect Hunts Point from future storms and flooding.

Environment

Historian Morgan Powell found dead

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Renowned Bronx historian and environmentalist Morgan Powell has been found dead in Brooklyn, according to an Oct. 9 report in The Bronx Chronicle.

Environment

Sustainable South Bronx to help run Cool Roofs

Hunts Point environmental group Sustainable South Bronx has been selected by the New York City Dept. of Buildings to be the program administrator for the city’s Cool Roofs Program this year. The local organization will work with the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency to help promote the program. Program […]

Government / Health

Urban Health Plan awarded federal grant

Hunts Point’s top health care provider, Urban Health Plan, will be awarded $250,000 in federal grant money to renovate administrative space at its Plaza Del Castillo health center at 1515 Southern Boulevard. The funds will allow the facility to “expand the services available to patients,” said  Congressman José E. Serrano, […]

Business

BankNote Building changes ownership

The landmark BankNote Building, which occupies a full city block in Hunts Point, has been sold.

The BankNote Building will change hands just in time for the anticipated arrival of a new major tenant, the city’s Human Resources Administration.

Education

Aug. 28 Back to School Giveaway at Casita Maria

School supplies will be given out on a first come first serve basis for 200 students at Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education on Thursday, August 28 between 5 and 7 p.m. at 928 Simpson St. Children must be present in order for parents to pick up the supplies. […]

Politics / Transportation

Diaz pushes for commuter rail service for Hunts Point

Earlier this week Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. urged the state Assembly to finance Metro North expansion to the area as part of its 2015 capital plan.