Post Tagged with: "BankNote building"

Business / Jobs

New jobs arrive at BankNote; more to come

Employment seekers in Hunts Point can use all the good news they can get these days, as the job market continues to sputter. One piece of promising news arrived on March 24, as a respected non-profit organization that helps returning veterans, the formerly incarcerated and young people prepare for and […]

Business / Jobs

Landmark building becomes job hub

Landmark building becomes job hub

The smokestack of the BankNote building juts skyward like a six-story high red lipstick. Its owners hope it will be seen as a symbol of the transformation of the century-old mint into a magnet for schools and information-age businesses. The former factory has been getting its facelift since 2007, when […]

Education / Environment

New studio stresses science and math

New studio stresses science and math

By Kahliah Laney NYCity News Service Students and parents banged, built and buzzed through the BankNote building and several party-sized tents outside it, on Nov. 4, building boats with plastic and Play-Doh and shooting laser beams. Some of the students stood around an inflatable pool filled with water. With what […]

Crime / Jobs / News / Parks

Prostitution makes a comeback

Butterfly is an 18-year-old prostitute who works the block facing the Corpus Christi Monastery in Hunts Point. She has been walking the streets of Hunts Point since she was 14. Two years ago, she got out, staying with family in Westchester. But after a year-and-a-half in Pleasantville, in a setting […]

Housing / News / Parks

Homeless men near park draw complaints

Homeless men near park draw complaints

A few years ago, when Tony James was homeless, he looked for help to the Living Room, a drop-in center then in the BankNote building on Lafayette Avenue. Today, James calls the Living Room a neighborhood nuisance.

Jobs

Non-profit brings work to BankNote building

Six years ago, Larry Turman was unemployed. Mentally unstable, with a history of homelessness, he relied on the aid of government and nonprofit service agencies. Today, Turman, 57, works full-time in a mailroom. On a recent afternoon, he was racing to meet a deadline for a thousand-letter mailing. “The customer […]

Environment / Health / News

Monitors hired to nose out NYOFCo stench

Monitors hired to nose out NYOFCo stench

Under a cloud of uncertainty about its future following the loss last month of its contract with the city, the embattled sewage-to-fertilizer company NYOFCo now faces a new challenge: around-the-clock scrutiny of its odor by an independent team of engineers. But at a public meeting at the Point CDC on […]

Business / Food / Jobs

Is a brewpub coming to the Banknote?

Is a brewpub coming to the Banknote?

If two former bankers and a master brewer have their way, the Bronx’s first microbrewery will open in the historic Banknote building in Hunts Point this summer. Steve O’Sullivan, Niall Henry and Damian Brown, all under 30, plan to produce six different beers with tongue-in-cheek names, including Riverd(ALE), Mother Hef’n […]

Art

A show hits the road to explore a changing Hunts Point

By Sasha Wortzel sasha.wortzel@gmail.com THE PROVENANCE OF BEAUTY. from Sunder Ganglani on Vimeo. Hunts Point resident John Tyson maintains that the South Bronx is a place to be proud of. He didn’t always feel this way. “The Bronx now is a beautiful place. It’s a nice community,” says Tyson, a […]