Advocates are excited about new access to the waterfront, but say they are frustrated with the State’s tone deafness to residents’ concerns about the upcoming highway improvement plan, referred to as the Hunts Point project, which calls for new ramps between the Sheridan and Edgewater Road.
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.
Concerned citizens gathered at Hunts Point Riverside park on Monday, urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to build off-ramps between the Sheridan and Edgewater Road.
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.
Each February, Rocking the Boat takes its juniors on the road and hosts a tour of New York colleges. This year, a group of about 20 traveled to SUNY Albany, Syracuse University, SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University.
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.