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City surrenders on Hunts Point jail

City surrenders on Hunts Point jail

Plans call for new South Bronx site By Joe Hirsch joehirsch6@yahoo.com Photo by Amy Ponce Demonstrators marched and rallied last April to protest plans to build a jail in Hunts Point.   After a nearly two-year-long roller coaster ride of legal entanglements and community and political opposition, the city Department […]

Education / Environment

The Bronx River as science lab

The Bronx River as science lab

By Stephanie Smith Photo by Stephanie Smith Banana Kelly High School students (left to right) Valerie Cazeres, Jauna Williams and Nia Johnson on the Bronx River at Shoelace Park. At a small dock on the Bronx River, students from Banana Kelly High School get ready to dip buckets into the […]

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The Bronx River as science lab

The Bronx River as science lab

Students at Banana Kelly High School learn in an outdoor classroom By Stephanie Smith smsmith@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Stephanie Smith Banana Kelly High School students (left to right) Valerie Cazeres, Jauna Williams and Nia Johnson on the Bronx River at Shoelace Park. At a small dock on the Bronx River, students […]

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Historic district is Longwood’s jewel

Historic district is Longwood’s jewel

By Phyllis Cox pcox@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Jolie Ruben The Landmark’s Preservation Commission praised the row houses of the Longwood Historic District for preserving a sense of what the Bronx was like as the subway arrived, transforming farmland to city streets. Marilyn Smith’s home, where it all began, is at the […]

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A borough filled with hate?

A borough filled with hate?

Gays who live in the Bronx say they live in fear By Eliot Caroom eliot.caroom@journalism.cuny.edu Photo by Eliot Caroom eliot.caroom@journalism.cuny.edu Jesus Charriez, left, and Luis Bermudez. Three young men followed 18-year-old Jesus Charriez and 21-year-old Luis Bermudez for several blocks, as they walked through Longwood on an October afternoon, the […]

Environment / News / Parks

Hunts Point island is now a park

Hunts Point island is now a park

By Angela M. Hill amhill73@yahoo.com NYC News Service Photo by Angela Hill Dignitaries signed the deeds to South Brother Island to the Parks Department at a ceremony at Barretto Point Park in November. Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Rep. Jose Serrano, far left and right, took their turn signing, as […]

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Plans call for creation of Hunts Point High

School would replace New School for Arts and Sciences By Steven Antioco santioco@hunter.cuny.edu A team of local teachers is spearheading efforts to establish a new high school in Hunts Point with a program devoted both to college preparation and vocational training. Hunts Point High School will be under the wing […]

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Hunts Point campaign comes to Manhattan

Hunts Point campaign comes to Manhattan

New allies sought in effort to tear down Sheridan Expressway By Daniel Allen dantallen@gmail.com Hunts Point activists created a miniature park in a parking space on Southern Boulevard to dramatize their campaign to transform the Sheridan Expressway into parkland, housing and commercial property. The event last September was part of […]

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Serrano, SSBx split over plan for Oak Point

Serrano, SSBx split over plan for Oak Point

By Joe Hirsch NYC News Service joehirsch6@yahoo.com Jose Serrano, who represents Hunts Point in Congress. Majora Carter, executive director of Sustainable South Bronx. Long-time allies in the effort to clean up pollution in Hunts Point have fallen out over the fate of the 28-acre corner of the Oak Point rail […]