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Healthy food remains scarce in local stores

Healthy food remains scarce in local stores

Despite the Hunts Point Distribution Market’s command over the peninsula and the entire New York City restaurant scene, its reach doesn’t extend far into the part of town it calls home, where many residents struggle to afford or even find fresh, healthy food.

Food / Video

Thanksgiving celebration with The Prodigal Center

A young volunteer provides table service to one of over 800 at a Thanksgiving lunch hosted by The Prodigal Center at The Point.

Over 800 people attended a Thanksgiving celebration filled with food, music, and clothing at The Point.

Food

Visitors savor Bronx’s culinary delights

Visitors savor Bronx’s culinary delights

Savor the Bronx 2015 featured more than three-dozen restaurants With a growing role as an urban hub for culture and diversity, the Bronx shone a spotlight on food in early November during the fifth annual ‘Savor the Bronx’ restaurant week. This year 38 restaurants participated in the event, drawing locals […]

Food / Transportation

Conversion of Food Center Drive on hold

An aerial shot of the Hunts Point waterfront.

The city’s Economic Development Corp. announced it may delay its planned conversion of Food Center Drive to a on-way road after angry business owners in the Cooperative Meat Market loudly criticized the plan at an October meeting.

Art / Food

Kelly Street neighbors unite around garden

Rob Foster digs in the Kelly Street Garden on Field Day.

The Laundromat Project, a citywide non-profit cultural arts organization, held its annual Field Day last month with the residents of Hunts Point in the Kelly Street Garden as a way to start a new tradition and bring back unity into the neighborhood.

Education / Food

HPAC fair draws hundreds to Riverside Park

Hunts Point students create pens with The Laundromat Project

In a neighborhood with the city’s lowest high school graduation rate, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s Back to School Fair brought excitement to students and parents at the beginning of the school year, to counteract that statistic.

Environment / Food

Flood protection funds aren’t enough, say advocates

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.

Community leaders worry that Hunts Point isn’t getting the focus it should from federal and city officials to help safeguard it from future storms that could potentially cripple the city’s food supply and flood the neighborhood.

Food

Church that fed Longwood’s poor evicted

Parishioners and supporters of Word of Life International rally to keep the church and pantry from being evicted from their Westchester Ave. building on

A Longwood church with an in-demand food pantry was evicted in July. Though the social services nonprofit that owns the building says the church hasn’t been paid its bills, the pastor says greed is fueling the dispute.

Environment / Food

Civic groups ponder how $45 million can benefit peninsula

A map shows the risk of rising waters to the Hunts Point waterfront.

Community groups are working to devise a pilot program that would draw on $45 million in federal and city funding to create jobs while protecting the peninsula from flooding.