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Hunts Point is split over future of Sheridan

The blue lines overlaid on an aerial photograph show the proposed new ramps from the Bruckner Expressway to the Oak Point railyard. The state Department of Transportation created this composite, which demonstrates how trucks would reach the Hunts Point markets.

By Joseph Gallagher josephtgallagher@gmail.com The battle over the future of the Sheridan Expressway has grown increasingly heated as traffic engineers continue to refine their proposals for improving access to the Hunts Point markets. Plans call for building a new interchange at Oak Point Avenue that would lead from the Bruckner […]

Environment / Transportation

Sheridan battle echoes arguments in other cities

When an earthquake shook San Francisco in 1989, it made the mile-long Embarcadero Freeway unsafe to drive on. The battle over rebuilding the link between downtown and the Bay Bridge was fierce. Suburban governments and the San Francisco business community denounced a proposal to replace the elevated highway with a […]

Environment / Transportation

Neighborhood voices: debating a highway’s future

Neighborhood voices: debating a highway’s future

Why we should demolish the Sheridan Expressway By Melanie Bin Jung mbjung.sbrwa@gmail.com Since the 1990s, the New York State Department of Transportation has been trying to find a way to create better access to the Hunts Point Peninsula. It has studied a variety of plans for new interchanges from the […]

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Park shuttle spared from budget cuts

Park shuttle spared from budget cuts

By Maria Clark maria.clark@journalism.cuny.edu The shuttle bus to the floating swimming pool at Barretto Point Park will be up and running again this summer thanks to some much needed funding from President Obama’s stimulus package. The future of the shuttle had remained unclear for months while the MTA proposed drastic […]

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‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

By Sarah Trefethen sarah.trefethen@motthavenherald.com A number of Mott Haven community leaders are complaining that they have been left out of planning the South Bronx Greenway’s future. At stake, they argue, is not only recreation but jobs.

News / Transportation

State plan for Bruckner advances

By Joseph Gallagher josephtgallagher@gmail.com The New York State Department of Transportation has unveiled two new proposals to divert trucks headed to and from the the Hunts Point market from local streets. At a meeting of the Hunts Point Chamber of Industry and Commerce on Feb. 27, the DOT showed plans […]

Transportation

Residents want bus to go to park

Residents want bus to go to park

By Luis M. Mostacero Photo by Luis M. Mostacero Barretto Point Park When Barretto Point Park opened almost two years ago, Hunts Point residents regarded the five-acre waterfront park as a sign of hope. But even before the park was completed, they, and the advocates who convinced the city to […]

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Cut down traffic, Hunts Point teens say

By Sydney Céspedes sydney29@gmail.com Six months ago, the federal government told the city that it would spend $354 million on New York, if the city came up with a system of congestion pricing, charging cars that drive into Manhattan’s business district in an effort to cut down on traffic. To […]