Because of its reputation as a center for conflict resolution and community peacemaking, Unitas was selected to host a visit from a group of peacemakers from Uganda and Rwanda.
“You want me to be honest? This here is good food,” said Monti Harris, 22. He expressed his disdain for the fast food restaurants in the neighborhood. “I’m tired of buying sandwiches and Chinese food. I want some soul food.”
If city officials have their way, North Brother Island could soon be a short boat ride away from Hunts Point for the public, but conservationists caution that steps must be taken to protect its plants and birds.
Resident college student Stephanie Portillo helps start up Hunts Point Habla/Speaks – a new community based project, which will allow residents to share their ideas.
A group has been hired to solicit ideas and concerns from residents in order to understand how to protect at-risk areas of the peninsula from future storms.