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Hunts Point health center teaches by example

By Sarah Grieb sarah.e.grieb@gmail.com Project HOPE’s center on Hunts Point Avenue is itself a health ambassador. Established in September 2008, the center is designed to feel more like a home than a medical office. There are two big overstuffed red chairs and a couch, games and a refrigerator full of […]

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Health care help at a glance

Project HOPE What: Free nutrition and health education and yoga, dance and fitness classes. Where: 854 Hunts Point Avenue When: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Contact: 718-589-2440

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Small Longwood church feeds the hungry

Small Longwood church feeds the hungry

By Fausto Giovanny Pinto Fpinto@hunter.cuny.edu Every Saturday Pastor John Udo-Okon wakes up at 3 a.m. to park his two vans along 162nd Street, around the corner from his church, Word of Life Christian Fellowship International. The vans reserve a patch of sidewalk for his food giveaway program, which feeds as […]

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Feisty doc still fighting for Hunts Point

Feisty doc still fighting for Hunts Point

Dr. Richard Izquierdo pushes city to open a new school By Maria Clark maria.clark@journalism.cuny.edu When Richard Izquierdo was 5, a family friend asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. “A doctor,” he answered. Now, as he makes his rounds between his two clinics on Southern Boulevard, […]

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‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

By Sarah Trefethen sarah.trefethen@motthavenherald.com A number of Mott Haven community leaders are complaining that they have been left out of planning the South Bronx Greenway’s future. At stake, they argue, is not only recreation but jobs.

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Teens take smoking crusade to stores

Teens take smoking crusade to stores

By Shuli Levine Slevi@hunter.cuny.edu Though they are not all old enough to buy cigarettes, the members of the activist youth group based at The Point are not too young to fight tobacco companies in a neighborhood where one fifth of the residents are smokers. “Our goal is to make the […]

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In Hunts Point, salsa is hot

Photo by Danny Peralta

Dance class has people meeting and hearts pounding By Michel Ovalle michelovalle@hotmail.com Photo by Danny Peralta Every Thursday evening, the contagious salsa beat sets feet tapping against the wooden floor of the dance studio at The Point. The dancers line up facing the mirror as the instructor, Efrain Rodriguez, leads […]

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Hunts Point moms find island of peace

Hunts Point moms find island of peace

In a chaotic world, yoga class offers a place free from stress By Megan Sperry msdollface@gmail.com The smell of incense filled the headquarters of Mothers on the Move on Intervale Avenue, as four women chanted “lokah samasthah sukhing bhavantu.” The words are Sanskrit. They mean: “May all beings everywhere be […]

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Yoga at a Glance

What: Free Yoga and Meditation for Mothers Where: Mothers on the Move (MOM), 928 Intervale Ave. When: Every Saturday noon-1:30 Contact: MOM (718) 842-2224