Economy

Government / Jobs

Council candidate says job creation is key

Rev. J. Loren Russell

Creating jobs and new businesses is a central theme in the campaign of a political newcomer, Rev. J. Loren Russell, who is running for the vacant seat for city council in District 17.

Jobs / Transportation

Baldor prepares for major expansion

The Food Center Drive entrance to Baldor Specialty Foods.

As Baldor Specialty Foods prepares to expand and add 350 jobs, local leaders worry that truck traffic will outweigh some of the benefits to the neighborhood, and that many of those jobs will not go to residents.

Economy / News

Many in Hunts Point unaware of Spofford redevelopment

Location of future development project at former juvenile detention center.

Many Hunts Point residents are unaware of what could be one of the biggest neighborhood projects in decades.

Business / Health

Planned marijuana dispensary divides Hunts Point

The site of a proposed new medical marijuana dispensary on Oak Point Ave.

A company that specializes in selling medical marijuana is slated to open a dispensary in Hunts Point on Jan. 1 2016, worrying some residents that it will bring back with it the kinds of vice and crime the community has been fighting for decades.

Economy / Housing

Hunts Point debates Spofford’s fate

Residents and city officials discuss the future of Spoffod at The Point on July 29.

Plans to redevelop the notorious Bridges Juvenile Center, better known as Spofford, are finally moving ahead and organizations from the Bronx and beyond want in on the action.

Business / Environment

Auto shops near arrival date

Pablo Estevez of Sunrise Cooperative addressing fellow auto workers at a July 10 meeting on Jerome Ave.

Community Board 2 says it will keep an eye on an influx of new auto businesses that were forced to leave Queens, to ensure they comply with environmental regulations.

Economy / Food

Food Center Drive slated to become one-way

An aerial shot of the Hunts Point waterfront.

The city plans to start conversion of the roadway in and out of the food markets so pedestrians and bikers can use it, but businesses along the waterfront say traffic would become a nightmare.

Business

Startups find room to grow in BankNote

Jimmy Serrano (right), who recently joined the BXL Business Incubator, talks with current incubator business owner and manager Thomas Ventrilla of Evergreen Tax Services (left).

Many of the 60 businesses that call the business incubator home, are in the technology industry, ranging from software developers to computer repairs. Another sizable group is health-care businesses, primarily home-care companies.

Economy / Environment

Mayor unveils new plan at The Point

Mayor Bill de Blasio holds up

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.