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Transportation

Hunts Point Ave street improvements underway

Hunts Point Ave street improvements underway

The streets of Hunts Point may seem to be in a state of continual disarray, but the inconveniences are temporary, say city officials. Here’s what’s new in the city’s attempts to spruce up a few streets on the peninsula, under the auspices of its Streetscape Beautification Project:

Business / Environment / Jobs

Planners face business owners’ wrath

While city officials ask Hunts Point residents and businesses for their input over the next nine months to help envision the future of the neighborhood without the Sheridan Expressway, some local business owners think they already know what that future will look like. They don’t like what they see. City […]

Business / Education / Jobs

Aspiring businesswomen get a head start

Twenty students were honored after graduating from a program in entrepreneurship run by the Bronx Women’s Business Resource Center and Monroe College. The students completed over 60 hours of training in the fundamentals of running a small business at Monroe, and were feted at the Monroe College Annex in December. […]

Business / Jobs / News / Politics

Sun sets on program that brought jobs to Hunts Point

Sun sets on program that brought jobs to Hunts Point

Nine years ago, as real estate prices in Manhattan were skyrocketing, Master Purveyors, Inc., a family-run meat distribution company relocated from the suddenly-trendy Meat Packing District to the Hunts Point Co-op Meat Market. The Hunts Point Market offered 12,000 square feet of refrigeration space, as well as lower rents, but […]

Business / Jobs

Building Yankee Stadium: Who you gonna call?

Maureen O'Connor at her desk

By Venita Virgia Johnson vjo@hunter.cuny.edu Center Sheet Metal is a get-your-hands-dirty kind of place whose employees work with steel and aluminum to fabricate custom-built heating ducts and other equipment. The factory occupies a typical Hunts Point industrial building. The one-story utilitarian structure on East Bay Avenue two blocks from Food […]

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 […]

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 […]