Post Tagged with: "Bronx River"

Education / Environment

Rocking the Boat hosts visitors from Africa

Foreign exchange students learn about the Bronx River.

International exchange students say they’ll take lessons learned here to launch projects to help their communities back home.

Environment / Parks

Bronx River Alliance plans multipurpose facility

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At a March 24 meeting at Hostos Community College, the Bronx River Alliance announced plans to open a new multi-use building in Starlight Park, that will serve as its headquarters, as well as a new river passage for herring.


Campaign kicks off for cleaner Bronx River

Spectators watch as a canoe paddles upstream along the Bronx River during the Starlight 5K Canoe Challenge.

Advocacy groups and residents who met with environmental officials to brainstorm a plan to fix sewage outflows along the Bronx River say overflows from Westchester must be addressed in the plan.


Young boatbuilders celebrate end of semester

Rocking the Boat students christened "Boatswain," one of two new boats, at an end-of-cemester celebration at Hunts Point Riverside Park on June 7.

Rocking the Boat puts two new boats on the river at its annual early summer party.

Environment / Transportation

Build Bruckner ramps, activists say

Build Bruckner ramps, activists say

Town hall meeting hears of  new effort to get trucks off streets The Hunts Point activists who fought for years to tear down the Sheridan Expressway unveiled a new approach to the highway that calls for new ramps to link the Hunts Point markets to the Bruckner Expressway and for […]


More help on way for Bronx River

More help on way for Bronx River

The Bronx River Alliance’s new home on the river will be a showcase for green design.


‘Baron’ completes historic swim

Baron Ambrosia after swimming the length of the Bronx River on July 27.

TV host swims the Bronx River in seven hours A crowd of spectators cheered as they witnessed Bronx history being made on the shores of Soundview Lagoon in Harding Park last Saturday evening. They welcomed Baron Ambrosia back to shore as he emerged from the Bronx River, having completed a […]


City calls for changes to the Sheridan

The illustration shows the city’s newly designed, narrower Sheridan, with increased access to the Bronx River. The second shows the area around Oak Point Avenue, where the city says it will recommend ramps that would run directly to the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center.

Advocates, who for over a decade have fought to replace the highway, with housing, businesses, parks and easy access to the Bronx River, are happy with some parts of a new city plan, but not with others.


City installs litter-catching devices along Bronx River

The city’s Department of Environmental Protection hopes four devices it has installed on the banks of the Bronx River will intercept harmful trash and debris before the muck flows into the waterway. The underground devices have been installed at four Bronx locations: Soundview Park and West Farms Road near Hunts […]