Parks / Transportation

New bus line links Hunts Point, Longwood

The Bx46 awaits passengers on Longwood Avenue near the Prospect Ave. 2/5 station.

Workers getting off their shift at the Hunts Point markets have caught on that the new bus is convenient—and quiet.

Business / Government / Transportation

Highway studies cost $20 million

Under the Bruckner Expressway

Consultants benefited most from canceled project Taxpayers spent more than $20 million for studies of the Sheridan and Bruckner expressways before the State Department of Transportation pulled the plug on the project last year, new information obtained by The Hunts Point Express through the Freedom of Information Law shows. The […]

Government / Transportation

‘Give us a say,’ advocates tell planners

Kellie Terry-Sepulveda, executive managing director of the Point CDC, discusses Hunts Point Avenue at the Sheridan town hall forum.

  Sheridan Expressway forum demands changes in highway The advocates who have worked for a decade to persuade the state to replace the Sheridan Expressway with housing, parks and businesses have accepted the reality that the elevated highway won’t be torn down, but they’re determined to have a say in […]

News / Transportation

Fuel shortage forces long lines

Customers wait in line to buy rationed gas at the BP station on Hunts Point Avenue on Nov. 6, while a police officer, right, maintains order.

In the aftermath of Sandy, gas is scarce in Hunts Point While angry New Yorkers endured long waits in line to cast their ballots at disorganized polling sites on election day, some were just as frustrated with long, snaking lines that had formed for a very different reason: the shortage […]

Economy / Transportation

A Metro-North stop in Hunts Point?

An artist's rendering of Metro-North's proposed new station stop on Hunts Point Avenue.

MTA’s proposal for new route excites local commuters For years, Hunts Point residents have heard the sound of Amtrak trains speeding past without stopping, en route to northern destinations. Now, Metro-North is considering adding a line with a stop in Hunts Point, using those same tracks.

Parks / Transportation

New bus route eyed for Hunts Point

A new bus route, in red, would shuttle riders between the Prospect Ave. train stop and Barretto Point Park.

A new bus route that would connect the Hunts Point peninsula to the Longwood side of the Bruckner Expressway could begin transporting passengers by the summer of next year. Officials from the city’s Transit Authority told members of Community Board 2 on Sept. 13 that initial plans call for a […]

Parks / Transportation

New Barretto Point Park bus hours announced

The bus to Barretto Point Park is back.

Environment / Transportation

New program will police Hunts Point polluters

Hunts Point is the city’s ground zero for a state initiative to police businesses and trucks that pollute. At a July 18 press conference on Longwood Ave., representatives from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, Community Board 2 and The Point CDC ushered in “ECO-Quality,” a project aimed at cracking […]

Environment / Transportation

Planning meeting turns sour over Sheridan

Fifty area residents and advocates from local community groups marched across Southern Blvd. to tell representatives of several government agencies that tearing down the Sheridan Expressway is key to improving the quality of life in the South Bronx.

Dissatisfied with the response, they walked out on a public meeting.