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Residents rail against transit cuts

Residents rail against transit cuts

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com Bronx bus riders could soon be looking for other means of getting around when the MTA implements service cuts this summer. The transit agency announced on March 24 that it will slash service across the city beginning on June 27, in order to help close the […]

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Accident claims life of Bronx crusader

Accident claims life of Bronx crusader

Megan Charlop, an environmental crusader who founded Greening for Breathing, a grassroots initiative that planted hundreds of trees in Hunts Point, was killed on March 17, when a bus hit her bicycle. Charlop, 57, embodied the history of Bronx activism. She joined Peoples Development Corporation, which in the early 1970s […]

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Market upgrade and greenway move forward

The Hunts Point market on Edgewater Road.

Improvements called for in the Hunts Point Vision Plan are on the way.

Business / Environment / Transportation

Hunts Point neighbors lock horns over Sheridan

Sheridan Expressway Town Hall from Joe Gallagher on Vimeo.

Parks / Transportation

Guerrilla gardeners stake out Longwood park

Guerrilla gardeners stake out Longwood park

libertad urban farm from megan sperry on Vimeo.

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Explosion still hobbles NYOFCo

Explosion still hobbles NYOFCo

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com Six of the seven storage silos at the New York Organic Fertilizer Company on Oak Point Avenue are still out of service, after an explosion on July 21 that hurled fertilizer pellets across a parking lot. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation. The […]

News / Transportation

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 […]