Post Tagged with: "Majora Carter"

Business / Economy

New coffee shop opens in Hunts Point

New coffee shop opens in Hunts Point

Birch Coffee and StartUp Box, a local business incubator, opened a coffee shop at 866 Hunts Point Ave., near Seneca Avenue, in May. The new shop has the same menu as other Birch Coffee shops in the city, serving all types of coffee such as cappuccinos, macchiatos, lattes, mochas and […]

Economy / Housing

Hunts Point debates Spofford’s fate

Residents and city officials discuss the future of Spoffod at The Point on July 29.

Plans to redevelop the notorious Bridges Juvenile Center, better known as Spofford, are finally moving ahead and organizations from the Bronx and beyond want in on the action.

Art / Environment

Murals fuel desire to make change

The "Hunts Point Heroes" mural at the Hyde Leadership Charter School.

In creating a series of murals, a group of students hopes to call attention to the need to make change and to some of those who have showed the way.

Business / Housing

With eye to the future, play looks at Spofford’s past

Majora Carter paused at Spofford on a walking tour she ledt to show her plans for development.

Hunts Point native Majora Carter has big plans to transform the way the neighborhood is developed.

Business / Environment

New allies join FreshDirect foes

The site in the Harlem River Yards that FreshDirect is slated to occupy.

Sustainable South Bronx, Greenworker Cooperatives and the Bronx Council on Environmental Quality have joined the opposition to FreshDirect’s move to the Harlem River Yards.


Park could be next stop for depot

Park could be next stop for depot

In a renewed effort to save the historic Westchester Avenue train station, a pair of architects have unveiled a scheme to split the building in two, leaving its entrance hall where it is to serve as the gateway to Concrete Plant Park, while lifting its waiting room onto stilts over the Bronx River, where it would be reached by a shimmering, transparent bridge over the train tracks.

Education / Environment

Hyde’s ‘green dean’ thrilled to be back

The new dean of student affairs at Hyde Leadership Charter School, Stephen Ritz, talks with parent Gina Smith on Oct. 4.

The new dean of students at Hyde Leadership Charter School has a history of staring down tough challenges in Hunts Point.

Economy / Environment

FreshDirect hires Majora Carter

Majora Carter speaking at the South Bronx EarthFest in St. Mary's Park

Majora Carter, the noted South Bronx environmentalist, has been hired by FreshDirect to combat opposition to its relocation to Mott Haven.

Carter’s husband James Chase, the communications director for her consulting company The Majora Carter Group, confirmed that she has been under contract for the last two months to advocate on the on-line grocer’s behalf.

Environment / Housing

Competition to replace Spofford jail begins

In the year since Bridges Juvenile Center was decommissioned, the hulking building surrounded by barbed wire that has occupied five acres on Spofford Ave. since 1957, has remained empty. Now that the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development has said it will begin taking proposals from developers interested in […]