Post Tagged with: "Barretto Point Park"

News / Parks / Politics

Bronx first gay marriage makes history

As Carmen Hernandez-DeArmas said “I do” to her partner of three years, Doris DeArmas-Hernandez, many in the audience understood they were watching history in the making. A month after New York legalized same-sex marriage, Hernandez and her partner became the first gay couple to be married in the Bronx.

News

Hunts Point Fish Parade celebrates change

Hunts Point Fish Parade celebrates change

A little tiger on a bicycle, a youngster dressed as a flower and marchers young and old, many also in costume, strutted along Lafayette Avenue and down Manida Street to Viele Avenue in this year’s Hunts Point Fish Parade on June 25. Behind the first wave of marchers, the bicycles […]

Art / Environment / Parks

Skaters link art, environment and thrills

Skaters link art, environment and thrills

Tired of being kicked out of their favorite spots near the Hunts Point Avenue subway station and in Park 52 on Kelly Street, Hunts Point skateboarders and inline skaters are looking for a home of their own. So they’ve decided to design and build one.

News / Parks / Transportation

Local activist wins award

Misra Walker

A Hunts Point resident and former member of The Point Community Development Corp.’s young activist program, ACTION, has won a prestigious national award for her efforts getting the MTA to provide public transportation to Barretto Point Park in 2009. Misra Walker, 18, was granted a Brower Youth Award in October […]

Art / Parks

New murals will light way through Hunts Point

New murals will light way through Hunts Point

Many of the workers at Sims Metal Management on Edgewater Road take an extra few minutes to enjoy the view these days, now that the fence around their scruffy scrap yard on the Bronx River is adorned with a series of huge, brightly-colored murals. “Every day I see the guys […]

News / Parks

In the news, August 15-21

In the news, August 15-21

Young musicians from a Morrisania-based non-profit put on a high-energy musical show for about 100 summer camp kids in the courtyard of PS 75 on Faile St. on August 18, singing, playing and rapping mostly original tunes to entertain the campers. The young talent is part of Renaissance Education, Music […]

Environment / Food / Parks

Fish parade brings fun and games to waterfront

Fish parade brings fun and games to waterfront

By Fausto Giovanni Pinto faustogpinto@yahoo.com An underage stilt walker, a unicycling clown and a school of fish were just some of the many characters that rolled through Hunts Point on June 19th as part of the 7th annual Fish Parade. The Classics N.Y. Bike Club, a staple of every Fish […]

Environment / News

City cuts ties with NYOFCo sewage plant

City cuts ties with NYOFCo sewage plant

NYOFCo, the sewage processing plant with the candy-striped smoke stack that has afflicted Hunts Point residents with sickening smells for the last 18 years, has lost its contract with New York City. But in a defiant statement, the company said it would keep operating, and warned that without the money […]

News / Transportation

Residents rail against transit cuts

Residents rail against transit cuts

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com Bronx bus riders could soon be looking for other means of getting around when the MTA implements service cuts this summer. The transit agency announced on March 24 that it will slash service across the city beginning on June 27, in order to help close the […]