Transportation

Environment / Transportation

New bill targets waste transfer trucks

Waste transfer stations in Hunts Point are unhappy with a bill in the city council that would limit the amount of garbage they can store and transport.

A bill before the city council would limit the amount of waste Hunts Point transfer stations can hold. While advocates are eager to see it pass, some small business owners say the proposal would hurt them.

Culture / Transportation

Pilot project pits music vs. train noise

The Boogie Down Booth below the Freeman Street overhead stop in November, before it was removed.

The Boogie Down Booth was designed both to recognize the Bronx’s musical heritage and to give people a place to sit while waiting for the bus.

Politics / Transportation

Diaz pushes for commuter rail service for Hunts Point

Earlier this week Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. urged the state Assembly to finance Metro North expansion to the area as part of its 2015 capital plan.

Transportation

Street work underway in Longwood, Hunts Point

Milling and Resurfacing has begun or will begin shortly at the locations in Hunts Point and Longwood listed below. Anyone wishing to make a comment or complaint about the contractors or the work being done should contact Community Board 2 for assistance at 718-328-9125 or rsalamanca@cb.nyc.gov. -Hoe Avenue Bruckner Boulevard to […]

Environment / Transportation

Build Bruckner ramps, activists say

Build Bruckner ramps, activists say

Town hall meeting hears of  new effort to get trucks off streets The Hunts Point activists who fought for years to tear down the Sheridan Expressway unveiled a new approach to the highway that calls for new ramps to link the Hunts Point markets to the Bruckner Expressway and for […]

Transportation

Campaign targets dangerous corners

The stream of traffic along Bruckner Boulevard makes crossing the street an adventure.

Broad streets, fast lights and lots of traffic make crossing the street hazardous.

Environment / Transportation

Rally seeks action on Bruckner ramps

Advocates and businesses rallied at Monsignor del Valle Square at the corner of Hunts Point Avenue and Bruckner Blvd. on Dec. 10 to urge Governor Cuomo to build ramps to the food markets.

Ramps between the expressway and the markets would help reduce traffic on local streets, according to the city’s final report.

Transportation

City calls for changes to the Sheridan

The illustration shows the city’s newly designed, narrower Sheridan, with increased access to the Bronx River. The second shows the area around Oak Point Avenue, where the city says it will recommend ramps that would run directly to the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center.

Advocates, who for over a decade have fought to replace the highway, with housing, businesses, parks and easy access to the Bronx River, are happy with some parts of a new city plan, but not with others.

Parks / Transportation

Overhaul planned for Msgr. Del Valle Square

Monsignor del Valle Square before renovations began last year.

City asks residents to help imagine a remake City officials told Community Board 2 at an April meeting that Monsignor Raul Del Valle Square will soon undergo a major facelift, and they want local residents to share their ideas of what the revamped space could look like. The tiny square, […]