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Environment / Health / Jobs

Hunts Point celebrates annual hustle

Runners launch off the starting line at the Hunts Point Hustle.

On the morning of the 10th annual Hunts Point Hustle, the skies were filled with clouds and weather predictions called for rain, but that didn’t stop the 113 runners who came out to run the 5k race.

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.

Food / Jobs

Study spotlights Hunts Point’s empty lots

Hunter College students Nate Heffron and Josh Thompson engage residents in an interactive mapping exercise. The residents were asked to visualize their ideas for the possible repurposing of vacant lots in the neighborhood.

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.

Housing / Jobs

Spofford redux nears planning phase

The view from Spofford.

The city will soon solicit ideas for developing the former juvenile detention center on Spofford Avenue. Community Board 2 wants to be sure local residents are involved in the process from the get-go.

Education / Jobs

Tech businesses show students the ropes

Miguel Sanchez, who runs Mass Ideation out of the BankNote Building, brainstorms with interns Santiago Peralta, Dario Oropeza and Derick Ramirez on an animation project.

A new program at the BankNote matches young adults with mentors in the technology field, hoping to create what the founder calls an “education-to-jobs network” in neighborhoods across the city.

Food / Jobs

Produce workers ratify new contract

Although workers in the Hunts Point Terminal Market agreed to terms with owners, staving off a walkout, they are pushing the city to invest to upgrade the market’s decrepit infrastructure.

Food / Jobs

Produce market braces for strike

Workers at the Hunts Point Terminal Market say they will walk out on Sunday afternoon unless their demands for wage hikes and paid health benefits are met.

Environment / Jobs

Public hearing on shore protection set for Jan. 15

An artist's sketch shows what the Hunts Point waterfront could look like with federal and city funding to create jobs and protect the shoreline.

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.