Concern about the deteriorating environment and rising waters is at the heart of an art exhibit in Riverdale that features several South Bronx artists.
State transportation officials got an earful from Bronx residents and advocates who oppose a key detail in the State’s plan to revitalize the Sheridan Expressway, at a public hearing in Hunts Point on June 27. It was the last hearing for testimony to be given in response to the State’s proposal to build three ramps between the Sheridan and Edgewater Road, as part of a $1.7 billion investment to upgrade and beautify the expressway and surrounding area.
Community groups and residents are urging the state to reverse its decision to place exit ramps from the Sheridan Expressway on Oak Point and Leggett avenues, as part of an ambitious revitalization plan.
After Toniann German was introduced to the Bronx River through Rocking the Boat as a troubled teen, she found that she couldn’t leave the river. Now she’s the new recreational coordinator for the Bronx River Alliance, running all of the canoeing and on-water education and conservation events and teaching people everything from how to paddle, to the history of the river, to the reasons to keep it clean.
New technology available through a state pilot project is helping some Hunts Point auto repair shops save money, but its environmental benefits are what may have the most lasting impact for the community.