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.
The state’s proposal to build access ramps between the Sheridan Expressway and Hunts Point through Edgewater Road drew sharp criticism from young activists, who say that the state remains tone deaf to the needs of South Bronx communities
Swale, a floating food forest created by a Brooklyn artist, debuted at Concrete Plant Park a year ago and returned in early July, transported by tugboat from Brooklyn at the end of June.
During his campaign, the president-elect vowed he would terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided work papers, and eliminated the threat of deportation, for some undocumented students.
A panel of representatives from the city’s Environmental Justice Alliance urged hundreds of young people at a presentation in Brooklyn, to ramp up efforts to slow global warming.
The Bronx River Alliance, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Sustainable South Bronx, Rocking the Boat and The Point CDC are backing a petition campaign to persuade the state Department of Transportation to build three bridges in the vicinity of Starlight Park, as it had committed to do a decade ago.