Post Tagged with: "Rocking the Boat"

Education / Environment

Rocking the Boat launches latest creations

Students from Rocking the Boat take the Intrepid out on the Bronx River at a June 1 christening of two new boats.

Rocking the Boat launched a 29-foot replica of a historic whaleboat to celebrate the end of the semester.


Bronx River Greenway stays cut in two

This rendering shows part of the rehabilitated Starlight Park and two of the bridges designed to link segments of the Bronx River Greenway.

The Bronx River Alliance, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Sustainable South Bronx, Rocking the Boat and The Point CDC are backing a petition campaign to persuade the state Department of Transportation to build three bridges in the vicinity of Starlight Park, as it had committed to do a decade ago.


A waterfront love motel for bugs

The Love Motel for Insects at The Point CDC's Riverside Campus appeals to bugs all night long.

They check in, then stay as long as they like A section of Hunts Point now glows at night – and not from neon signs. The latest addition on The Point CDC’s eco-friendly Riverside Campus along the Bronx River is a glow-in-the-dark sculpture that attracts insects and encourages plant growth. […]

Education / Environment

Rocking Manhattan in boats built in the Bronx

Rocking the Boat supporters took to the river on Sept. 27 to help raise money for the boatbuilding education group.

Supporters row around Gotham for annual fundraiser Some 100 people sacrificed hours of sleep on a Saturday in late September, and instead gathered at the Staten Island Ferry terminal in downtown Manhattan at 7 a.m. for a day-long workout. The group came together on Sept. 27 to take part in […]

Education / Environment

School fair colors Hunts Point green

Girls made their own jewelry at the fair in Hunts Point Riverside Park.

For its sixth annual School Fair, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children teamed up with Green Apple Day of Service to transform Hunts Point Riverside Park into an environmental festival.

Education / Environment

Bronx kids row and sail home happy

One of three sailboats docked at Hunts Point Riverside Park on Aug. 7 after a three-day, 35-mile trek.

Twenty teens in three 20-foot sailboats made land at Hunts Point Riverside Park on August 10, after three days of recreation, rustic relaxation, and lots of rowing. After months of hard work building the boats, the young people from local non-profit Rocking the Boat finally got to enjoy the fruits […]

Environment / Parks

A tiny oasis takes shape on the river

The South Bronx’s newest green experiment, Waterwash ABC, is now open for all to see. A mini-wetland and a garden through which a trail winds, the work of environmental architecture is a surprise, in the rear of the large furniture warehouse store on the Soundview side of the Bronx River.

Environment / Parks

Group wants city to toughen waterfront plan

Group wants city to toughen waterfront plan

As planners look to revitalize the city’s waterfront, one environmental advocacy group says the mayor’s blueprint for change does not go far enough, and wants waterfront communities like Hunts Point to join its efforts.

Crime / Parks

Local efforts strive to end stop-and-frisk

By Daniel Bejarano Three murals painted by Hunts Point artist Sharon De La Cruz on The Point’s river campus on Edgewater Road, encourage passersby to document their interactions with police. The murals, inspired in the message “Know Your Rights,” as one of them says in pink, yellow and purple cartoon-like […]