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Art / Parks

New murals will light way through Hunts Point

New murals will light way through Hunts Point

Many of the workers at Sims Metal Management on Edgewater Road take an extra few minutes to enjoy the view these days, now that the fence around their scruffy scrap yard on the Bronx River is adorned with a series of huge, brightly-colored murals. “Every day I see the guys […]

Art / News

Party celebrates Bronx ‘open air museum’

Party celebrates Bronx ‘open air museum’

For years, the stretch of Whitlock Avenue under the 6-train was known for chop shops and warehouses. It certainly wasn’t known for art. Yet since September, riders at the newly-renovated Whitlock Avenue Station have had something more colorful to see. Instead of graffiti tags and plain brick walls, residents and […]

Art / News

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 […]

Art

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 […]

Art

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 […]