Post Tagged with: "The Point CDC"

‘Gray Lady’ hosts a talk on neighborhood change

‘Gray Lady’ hosts a talk on neighborhood change

Art, Economy June 21, 2015 at 11:31 am 3 comments

Artists and residents gathered for “Shifting Sands: New Dynamics in the Bronx Art Scene,” a panel meant to promote a public conversation about how Mott Haven residents can adapt to rapid development.

Storage facilities and warehouses on the Lower Concourse will be demolished to make way for housing, retail and recreation.

Residents prepare for big changes on the waterfront

Economy, Housing April 2, 2015 at 1:57 pm 5 comments

While city officials and developers alike are bullish on Mott Haven, residents and activists worry that several ambitious development projects to transform the neighborhood risk creating a community of haves and have-nots.

A worker at Elite Signs in Port Morris.

Exhibit depicts South Bronx’s working heart

Art, Culture July 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm 1 comment

Martine Fougeron’s photos display the South Bronx’s unusual mix of heart and industry at The Point CDC’s Art Container studio near Hunts Point Riverside Park.

An exhibition at BronxArtSpace in August showed photos of the South Bronx and conflict zones around the world, by Bronx Documentary Center founder Mike Kamber.

From The Bronx to Baghdad and back

Art, Culture August 30, 2013 at 6:33 pm 0 comments

Bronx Documentary Center founder Mike Kamber spoke about his experiences covering the war in Iraq, at BronxArtSpace on Aug. 28.

Incinerators will foul the air, activists warn

Incinerators will foul the air, activists warn

Environment, Parks June 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm 1 comment

Advocates and residents say the South Bronx continues to take a disproportionate amount of the city’s garbage, because the mayor has not yet followed through on proposals to build waste transfer stations elsewhere. They also worry the neighborhood may be targeted for construction of trash incinerators.

Kellie Terry-Sepulveda of The Point CDC, protesting the mayor's waste-to-energy plans in Manhattan on April 9th. Photo by Adi Talwar/City Limits

Protesters oppose incinerator plans

Environment, Health April 12, 2012 at 8:45 pm 0 comments

Advocates say trash would be burned in poor neighborhoods Bronx community groups took to the streets of Manhattan on April 9th to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plans to test new garbage disposal technology they fear will end up hurting the South Bronx. Representatives from The Point CDC, Nos Quedamos, YouthRead More

'”Reflections,” created by artists How and Nosm, occupies a second-floor bedroom at the Andrew Freedman Home. Photo by Marisol Diaz/courtesy of The Riverdale Press

New exhibition celebrates the Bronx

Art, Education April 6, 2012 at 7:48 am 1 comment

Works by 32 artists show borough’s many sides at Freedman House Once known as the “home for poor millionaires,” an elegant mansion on the Grand Concourse has burst to glittering life as the home of a new art exhibit featuring 32 artists whose work meditates on the Bronx’s past andRead More

Hunts Point artists share ‘outsider’ theme

Hunts Point artists share ‘outsider’ theme

Art October 11, 2011 at 8:58 am 0 comments

An exhibition at Mott Haven’s BronxArtSpace gallery in August showed off the work of four local artists who have used different art forms to transcend stereotypes about people with disabilities. Jose Rivera grew up an orphan on the streets of San Juan. At the age of 14 he enrolled at Read More