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Art comes to Hunts Point industry

Art comes to Hunts Point industry

By Tenzin Tseyang ttseyang@hunter.cuny.edu What happens when you hand 10 artists the paint to cover 240 feet of blank canvas any way they wish? They create a “Village of murals,” in an effort to transform a bleak industrial section of Hunts Point into a more inviting route to the riverside.

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A 22-nation gathering visits Hunts Point

By Dan Allen Dantallen@gmail.com What do a Barbadian banker, a Palestinian social worker and a member of the Tanzanian parliament have in common? They were part of a 22 country delegation of young political leaders who convened at The Point’ s theater on May 1 for wide-ranging discussion of activism, […]

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Youth from around the world meet in Hunts Point

Youth from around the world meet in Hunts Point

At mini-United Nations, teens share views with visitors By Dan Allen Dantallen@gmail.com Photos by Dan Allen Visitors to The Point from Saudi Arabia were surprised to encounter outspoken young women from the South Bronx. A Hunts Point community center has been serving as a mini-United Nations as part of a […]

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A new look for Hunts Point Avenue

A new look for Hunts Point Avenue

A drab street is to become a handsome boulevard By Kathy-Ann Joseph kathyannjoseph@gmail.com An architects rendering shows Hunts Point Avenue after refurbishing. The “main street” of the Hunts Point peninsula, Hunts point Avenue, is scheduled to undergo a $5 million facelift next year that aims to improve its appearance and […]

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A new look for Hunts Point Avenue

A new look for Hunts Point Avenue

A drab street is to become a handsome boulevard By Kathy-Ann Joseph kathyannjoseph@gmail.com An architects rendering shows Hunts Point Avenue after refurbishing. The “main street” of the Hunts Point peninsula, Hunts point Avenue, is scheduled to undergo a $5 million facelift next year that aims to improve its appearance and […]

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Students defend Banana Kelly

Students defend Banana Kelly

School gets B from city but F from state By Dan Allen Dantallen@gmail.com Photos by Dan Allen Students make themselves comfortable at the entrance to Banana Kelly High School. Sub par English test scores earned Longwood Avenue’s Banana Kelly High School a failing grade from the New York State Department […]

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Carrion to fund Banana Kelly clinic

By Dan Allen Dantallen@gmail.com The yearly evaluations required by the federal No Child Left Behind law, the State Education Department and the city Department of Education create a game of risk and reward in which the stakes are high. Jesse Mojica, director of education and youth services for Borough President […]

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Weak eyes hurt Hunts Point children

When students don’t see, they don’t learn By Dan Allen Dantallen@gmail.com Click here play this podcast IE/Safari Click here to access Hunts Point Podcasting IE/Safari/FireFox Thirty-five hundred students who attend public elementary schools in the community school district that includes Hunts Point and Longwood have been classified as learning disabled. […]

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Telltale signs of a problem

Symptoms of CI can be hard to spot, but here are some signs that your child might suffer from it: Squinting or closing one eye while reading Skipping lines in a book when reading aloud. Fatigue after a few minutes of reading. Fatigue after school. Avoidance of reading. Headaches. Blurred […]