Post Tagged with: "Hunts Point Recreation Center"


Participatory Budgeting initiative surges ahead

Courtesy of Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr.'s Office

Project ideas range from technology upgrades in schools to park renovations to bike racks and lanes.

Education / Environment

Hunts Point celebrates Earth Day

Zera Megget, Wanda Suero and Vanessa Capistran (left to right) help spruce up Hunts Point Riverside Park.

The event, which kicked off at the Hunts Point Recreation Center, was a way for residents to give area parks, playgrounds and gardens some needed tender love and care.


Activists walk to support AIDS victims

AIDS walk participants march down Coster Street, holding a sign that displays their support for those living with the virus.

South Bronx residents took to the streets to raise awareness of the high rates of HIV and AIDS in the community.

Education / Environment

Hunts Point gets a gift for Earth Day

Kayla Davis puts the finishing touches on her hand-painted Earth Day sign for the Hunts Point Recreational Community Garden on April 26.

Volunteers, community organizations and the parks department teamed up on Earth Day to clean up community gardens, mulch area parks and repair tree guards.

Crime / Police

Community board demands bars shape up

The Oro Grill on Prospect Avenue.

Community Board 2 is continuing its efforts to shut down bars and strip clubs it regards as magnets for rowdiness, noise or violence.

Education / Parks

Kids make movies about Hunts Point

Kids make movies about Hunts Point

Program at the Rec turns out young filmmakers Chelsey Rodriguez, 11, took a deep breath, put her shyness aside and stepped into The Candy Box, a bodega on Spofford Avenue. She held an iPad and walked up to the owner, Gilbert Valle. She started recording a video, asking him questions […]

Environment / News / Parks

Parade captivates Hunts Point for ninth year

Parade captivates Hunts Point for ninth year

Clad in insect wings and paper mache masks, over 400 revelers paraded through Hunts Point to Barretto Point Park in the neighborhood’s annual Fish Parade on Saturday, June 16, to celebrate on the peninsula’s waterfront for the ninth straight year. Artist collective TATS CRU served as grand marshals for this […]

Jobs / Transportation

PO’d about the Hunts Point PO

PO’d about the Hunts Point PO

Faced with the prospect of losing their post office, about 60 Hunts Point residents turned out for a public hearing at the Hunts Point Recreation Center on Manida St. to tell five US Postal Service officials dressed in suits they’re not going to take it anymore. The Manida Street post […]

Health / Parks

From the editor: city says pay to stay healthy

Responding to the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity in the South Bronx, the city has pioneered free fitness programs in its recreation centers, engaging residents of all ages. But City Hall wants to make it harder for the poorest people in the city’s poorest neighborhoods to use the recreation […]