Articles written by: Simone Sylvester


A magazine of their own

Jaelyn Alize and Bianca Quinones, right, of The Point CDC’s W.O.M.E.N.’s group, along with two members of a Washington DC-based women’s advocacy group at a screen printing workshop held at The Point.

Young women of color didn’t like the way magazines portrayed them. So they started one of their own.


Bronx of the ‘70s and ‘80s seen as it was

Carlos Ortiz's photos depict the South Bronx of the 1970s and '80s, including this one of Longwood residents rallying against the filming of Fort Apache: The Bronx.

The exhibit at Hunter College’s Centro brings back the photos of unheralded pioneer Carlos Ortiz.

Food / Parks

Urban farm coming to Hunts Point

City Council member Maria del Carmen Arroyo spoke at a street fair in front of Fox Playground in 2009 to support an earlier effort by Tanya Fields, left, to establish Libertad Urban Farm.

The city has granted Tanya Fields, executive director of the BLK Projek, permission to open an urban farm on a city-owned lot at Simpson and Barretto streets—until they find a developer interested in building there.