The New York City Parks Department picked Hunts Point as the launching spot for the NYC Tree Census – the first official count of the city’s green residents in three decades.
The event, which kicked off at the Hunts Point Recreation Center, was a way for residents to give area parks, playgrounds and gardens some needed tender love and care.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has an ambitious new blueprint for cleaning the city’s air, curbing its waste and raising wages, and he chose Hunts Point as the place to unveil it.
A group of Hunter College urban planning students who have catalogued vacant lots around Hunts Point asked residents to consider what might be done with the underused spaces, at a March 26 forum at The Point.
At a March 24 meeting at Hostos Community College, the Bronx River Alliance announced plans to open a new multi-use building in Starlight Park, that will serve as its headquarters, as well as a new river passage for herring.
The Point CDC will host a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15, to update the community on the federal government and the city’s plans to protect Hunts Point from future storms and flooding.
Sustainable South Bronx has teamed with an environmental company to collect data that can help identify the source of environmental conditions in the area and propose solutions.