Post Tagged with: "Bruckner Expressway"

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 […]

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 […]

Business / Environment

State scraps plan to keep trucks off local streets

State scraps plan to keep trucks off local streets

The State Department of Transportation has abandoned plans to take truck traffic off the streets of Hunts Point by building new ramps from the Bruckner Expressway to Oak Point Avenue. In a notice published in the Federal Register on June 12, the Federal Highway Administration said money to build the […]

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City ignoring residents over Sheridan, say advocates

City ignoring residents over Sheridan, say advocates

They say officials are shutting them out of planning process South Bronx residents, activists and elected officials unhappy with the city’s recent announcement it will no longer consider tearing down the Sheridan Expressway are questioning the way planners reached their conclusion. In a May 10 public hearing at the BankNote […]

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Bruckner billboard angers Community Board 2

A massive billboard at the corner of Bruckner Boulevard and Austin Place off the Bruckner Expressway showed a sheep in a sombrero in front of a bottle of Wodka-brand vodka, only to be outdone in cultural stereotyping by the bigger-than-life-sized message “Escort Quality Hooker Pricing” to its side.