Garifuna are the descendants of Afro-indigenous people from the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent, and mainly reside in Honduras, and Belize in Central America. There are currently nearly 200,000 Garifuna living in New York City, with the largest concentration in the South Bronx.
City officials met with residents at The Point on June 18 to discuss the eagerly anticipated arrival of a new Metro-North station in two years, and promised to take community input into account.
The photographers were from the latest class of students from the International Center of Photography’s program, which on July 25 marked its 20th anniversary at The Point.
“You shouldn’t have to be wealthy to live a healthy lifestyle,” said Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr., adding that the Health Bucks program is “a great way to improve low-income access to NYC farmers markets.”