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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 […]

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Surviving Hunts Point’s bad old days

Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] By Peter A. Jackson mrpjacks@gmail.com Ricky Flores’ friends call him the “Jimmy Olsen Guy” because, like Superman’s sidekick, he always has a camera in his hands. Flores […]

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Sculpture of old-time residents watches over changing Longwood

Sculpture of old-time residents watches over changing Longwood

Five fiberglass figures cling to the wall of an apartment building at 911 Longwood Avenue near Dawson Street. Life-size and brightly colored, the figures depict Thomas, Barbara, Pedro, Pat and Leha – all real people who lived in the neighborhood in the early 1980s. China Mota, who has lived nearby […]

Art / Housing

Dawson Street five wait for rescue

Dawson Street five wait for rescue

Although new single-family homes line nearby Longwood Avenue, the apartment building that is home to “Life on Dawson St.” is a shambles. Few tenants are left; its storefront is empty and many of its windows are broken. Pointing at the sculpture, Daniel Holmes, a high school student who lives nearby, […]

Art / Crime

Mural celebrates Hunts Point and its women

Mural celebrates Hunts Point and its women

Sasha Wortzel Sasha.wortzel@gmail.com On Hunts Point Avenue, a smiling woman in green pulls a fresh vegetable from a thriving garden. Another woman is perched atop an apartment building, enjoying the warmth of the brilliant sun as birds fly overhead. A father reads to his child at the foot of a […]

Art / Environment

Relaxing on the Greenway, courtesy of Hunts Point residents

Relaxing on the Greenway, courtesy of Hunts Point residents

In-depth conversations between residents and designers aimed to create excitement about the South Bronx Greenway. What arose from these conversations, were “amazing political discussions,” that used the design process as a sounding board for larger social issues.

Art / Business

Art and plantings guide residents to Hunts Point waterfront

sketch of proposed mural to be painted at the Sim's edgewater site on Edgewater Road.

By Stephanie Gooch sgooch825@yahoo.com By next spring, the Bronx River will meander along the walls of a grim industrial site on Edgewater Road, beside Hunts Point Riverside Park. Painted by artists commissioned by The Point CDC, the river will be rendered in a mural that traces its course from Westchester […]

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A show hits the road to explore a changing Hunts Point

By Sasha Wortzel sasha.wortzel@gmail.com THE PROVENANCE OF BEAUTY. from Sunder Ganglani on Vimeo. Hunts Point resident John Tyson maintains that the South Bronx is a place to be proud of. He didn’t always feel this way. “The Bronx now is a beautiful place. It’s a nice community,” says Tyson, a […]

Art / News

Nine women who beat odds honored in Longwood

Nine women who beat odds honored in Longwood

By Azriel James Relph Azriel.james.relph@gmail.com Movie stars and other high-profile guests strode past the velvet ropes guarding Father Gigante Plaza on a recent autumn evening. But the biggest stars were the women of the Bronx. Hollywood-by-way-of-the-Bronx actresses Kerry Washington and Joy Bryant joined celebrity environmentalist Majora Carter in hosting the […]