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New mural evokes civil rights theme

A new mural on Hunts Point Avenue is based on a Norman Rockwell painting famous for its civil rights theme.

Artist Sharon De La Cruz brings a slice of civil rights history to the peninsula.


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. […]

Environment / Parks

New park to open near Fish Market

The new one-acre park Hunts Point Landing on Farragut St. is set to open this month.

Update: Opening day for Hunts Point Landing, Hunts Point’s newest park, is set for Monday, Sept. 24, when Congressman José E. Serrano Seth W. Pinsky, president of the Economic Development Corporation and local community leaders formally cut the ribbon.

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 […]

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Teen activists campaign at Town Hall

By Kimberly Devi Milner Calls to create a green Bronx, tear down the Sheridan Expressway and serve nutritious lunches echoed across The Point’s Live from the Edge Theater at the community center’s annual Town Hall meeting on March 21st. Teen activists from the center’s community leadership program, A.C.T.I.O.N., presented campaigns […]

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Sheridan model refocuses debate

By Kimberly Devi Milner As Hunts Point waits for the city’s renovation plans on the Sheridan Expressway– which passed its forecasted winter release — activists hope an interactive display traveling through the Bronx can re-engage communities with the decade-long controversy.

Education / News

Project Reach to honor Sharon De La Cruz

Sharon De La Cruz

Project Reach, a citywide organization devoted to healing divisions among young people of different races and ethnic backgrounds, will honor Sharon De La Cruz of The Point Community Development Corp. at its 40th anniversary gala on Feb. 9. Project Reach cited De la Cruz, the program director of the teen […]

Education / Jobs

Costs of college keep climbing

Costs of college keep climbing

Sharon De La Cruz, director of The Point’s A.C.T.I.O.N. program borrowed $15,000 to earn her bachelors degree. Her colleague Danny Peralta, the community center’s director of arts and education, is $36,000 in hock. They’ll probably be in their 50s before they manage to pay off their student loans. And they’re […]