The Hunts Point Express

Walking With Ruby Bridges

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Pedestrians on Hunts Point Avenue next to Bruckner Boulevard can now walk with a civil rights heroine by their side.

A multi-paneled mural depicting six-year-old Ruby Bridges’ historic walk to school in 1960 now adorns the wall of a bridge that crosses over the railroad tracks.  Bridges was the first black student allowed into an all-white school in New Orleans that year.

The mural is based on Norman Rockwell’s famous 1964 painting “The Problem We All Live With” which shows Ruby in a cute white dress and braided pigtails, being escorted to school by four federal marshals. The mural, however, shows Ruby walking alone.


Colorful ‘Reverend’ Goes Green

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

For Billy Talen, a place of worship doesn’t need four walls, or even a roof.

Talen, who goes by the stage name “Reverend” Billy Talen, marched through Hunts Point with his New York City-based Earthalujah Choir to the banks of the Bronx River on Oct. 5, where he gave a sermon warning listeners about the perils of climate change.


A ‘Love Motel’ For Bronx Bugs

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

A section of Hunts Point now glows at night – and not from neon signs.

The latest addition on The Point CDC’s eco-friendly Riverside Campus along the Bronx River is a glow-in-the-dark sculpture that attracts insects and encourages plant growth. Supporters say it is a symbolic step in a fledgling environmental movement to bring more green to Hunts Point.


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