More than a month after a 16-wheel box truck struck and killed a Hunts Point woman, residents and shopkeepers around Seneca and Bryant avenues are slowly coming to terms with the loss of a neighborhood friend.
This year, there are a host of events in and around Hunts Point to help celebrate the holidays.. From free gift-making workshops, concerts, and free family portraits, there are many family-friendly ways to have fun and feel some Christmas cheer.
Nelson Seda’s idea of a good time is an old-school jamboree. But his version of that includes hip-hop singers, dancers, artists and performers spanning three generations — b-boys and b-girls from the ‘70s to 20-somethings like him, who grew up with hip-hop in their blood.
“Barrios” features the work of the Seis del Sur photographers collective, and will run until March 16 at the King of Juan
Carlos 1 of Spain Center, 53 Washington Park South. It is free and open to the public
weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Amanda Septimo has set her sights on the open City Council seat in Bronx District 17, which includes Hunts Point and Longwood. At 24, Septimo would become the youngest council member in the city.
By encouraging photography of Bronx scenes and organizing free exhibitions at which to display the resulting work, the group seeks to improve residents’ appreciation of their borough.
As Baldor Specialty Foods prepares to expand and add 350 jobs, local leaders worry that truck traffic will outweigh some of the benefits to the neighborhood, and that many of those jobs will not go to residents.