Post Tagged with: "Bruckner Expressway"

Economy / Transportation

Governor pledges $1.8 billion for Hunts Point

Governor pledges $1.8 billion for Hunts Point

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a press conference at Casita Maria on Sunday that the state will make a $1.8-billion investment to revitalize infrastructure in Hunts Point.

Environment

Sickening smell blankets Longwood

Some suspect that garbage-hauling trains on tracks that run parallel to the Bruckner Expressway are behind foul air in Longwood, but the DEP says it is still investigating the source of the problem.

Residents and Community Board 2 are anxious to find the source of an odor that has failed the air in Longwood for several months, sickening many. A middle school sits right in its path.

Environment

Study aims to determine what’s in the air

On this AirCasting Inc. map,

Sustainable South Bronx has teamed with an environmental company to collect data that can help identify the source of environmental conditions in the area and propose solutions.

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 […]

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.

News

City finalizes Sheridan plan

The city is recommending that the state consider building four ramps between Oak Point Avenue and the Hunts Point food distribution markets, to ease traffic.

Advocates wait eagerly to see when the state will begin acting on the city’s recommendations.

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]