Culture / Education

The Point: Urban Word NYC

The Point: Urban Word NYC

The themes of self-empowerment, racism and family were the threads that ran through many of the poems in the semi-final round of the 18Annual Grand Slam Poetry Contest held at The Point last month. Urban Word NYC, a citywide literary arts organization for students, hosts the event every year at […]

Art / Culture / Education

New library opens at Bronx Documentary Center

Michael Kamber, Co-Founder of the Bronx Documentary Center.

The Bronx Documentary Center has opened a photography library to celebrate the legacy of the late Tim Hetherington, a British photographer and award-winning filmmaker who was tragically killed covering the front lines of the war in Libya at the age of 40.

Education / News

Rocking the Boat sailing program garners national acclaim

Rocking the Boat students sail on the East River

Just one year after adding a sailing program to its roster, Rocking the Boat has been recognized by the America’s Cup sailing organization.


Students get a lesson in archaeology

P.S. 48 students

Students from P.S. 48’s English Language Learners program will be conducting research in Joseph Rodman Drake Park in Hunts Point. Drake, the 19th century poet, is buried there, along with his family members. Archeologists believe a slave burial ground was located just south of the cemetery, a history that was unearthed by students from the school three years ago.

Education / Politics

Charter school students block Cruz visit

Malena Hernandez, who co-wrote a letter threatening to walk out of school if candidate Ted Cruz was allowed to campaign there, stands outside Bronx Lighthouse College Prep Academy on Intervale Ave.

Student opposition to the Republican presidential candidate’s proposed campaign stop prompted a two-day flurry of defiance that included making signs, writing an angry letter to their principal, Alix Duggins and planning a walkout.


Wi-Fi options are limited in Hunts Point

A link station in Manhattan, similar to the kind that will be arriving in the Bronx this summer.

Less than 60 percent of households have a broadband connection in community districts 1 and 2 in the Bronx. But other than the Hunts Point Library and Wi-Fi at The Point, there are no spots indoors for residents to connect to the Internet, and even outdoors in parks and subways, options are limited.


Duo launches new little league in Soundview

Frank Lipsett and Alexis Salgado

There will be cries of “batter up!” at Colgate Close Park and Behagen Playground, starting on May 7, for the newly formed Hank Greenberg Little League.


Parents rally against Common Core

By Annie Nova. Parents and educational advocates discuss the effects of testing at P.S. 75 on March 19.

Parents and activists rallied in the gymnasium inside P.S. 75 on March 19, expressing outrage over the testing-obsessed culture they say is setting their children up for failure.

Education / News

Pre-K enrollment at 50 percent in Hunts Point

Citizens Committee for Children of New York 2015 Community Risk Ranking

Hunts Point and Longwood have the lowest enrollment in pre-kindergarten classes of any neighborhood in the five boroughs, despite having the greatest need to reverse historically low education rates.