The number of skateboarders nationwide has grown steadily in recent years, but like most cities around the country, New York has few skate parks to accommodate them. The closest one to Hunts Point is about an hour’s walk away, prompting some young people and advocates to push for the creation of a local skate park.
For the Phoenix of South Bronx High School, the pressure was officially on. To keep their undefeated 12-0 season going, they’d have to score in the last rays of spring light.
Dwindling Little League sign-ups are not just a Hunts Point problem. Last year a new little league baseball organization serving kids in Longwood and Soundview also never took hold.
The Bronx got a lot more crowded on April 20, as 400 alewife herring from Connecticut commuted down from the suburbs and were released into the Bronx River from its shores in the Bronx Zoo.
According to the Bronx River Alliance, a local environmental protection organization, the dolphin was a short-beaked common dolphin, and it is not a great sign for a dolphin this young to be on its own.
On Feb. 17 the Bronx River Alliance and the New York City Department of Parks will be awarded the Audrey Nelson Award, for their work reviving the Bronx River. The award is given annually to an exemplary community development program.
As the city considers an ambitious facelift to a 130-block area of the Bronx, residents and housing advocates recognize the need for change but worry that large scale development may make the neighborhood unaffordable for low-income residents.