Post Tagged with: "Hunts Point Market"

Business / Food

Plan would make Hunts Point foodie heaven

By this fall, a festival could attract food-loving New Yorkers to the parking lot of the Fulton Fish Market, hopes the city agency that oversees the Food Distribution Center.

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City backs off Sheridan removal

The city no longer believes tearing down the Sheridan Expressway is a viable option, officials told a meeting of the working group devoted to planning the highway’s future.The announcement at the May 10 meeting stunned advocates and residents who had expected planners to produce alternative uses for the land under […]

Business / Food / Jobs

Hunts Point Market, union reach agreement

Workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year agreement with business owners, averting what would have been the first labor strike in the sprawling complex in a quarter-century. The previous contract expired Monday, Jan. 16 at midnight, but labor leaders declined to call a strike at […]

Crime

Peace month seeks to combat violence

Peace month seeks to combat violence

A single mother raises her child in a violent household. She escapes, hoping for a new life. She finds it as an importer of tropical fruits in the Hunts Point Food Market. At first she prospers, but then her business collapses. Then her son is shot and killed. Again she […]

Environment / Food

Illegal dumping fouls streets near market

Take a walk down one of the side streets near the Hunts Point food markets and you’re likely to find yourself looking at rotting fruit and vegetables. Community Board 2 wants the city to put a stop to the illegal dumping that makes some streets in the industrial zone smelly, […]

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Produce Market stays put, for now

Produce Market stays put, for now

The bustling caverns of Hunts Point’s food distribution markets, hidden behind tall walls of corrugated aluminum, begin stirring before dawn, and quit around lunchtime. This industrial twilight zone has its own restaurants and shops, tightly guarded entrances and its very own security force. It’s hard to imagine this fortified compound […]

Environment

From the editor: Dumping on Hunts Point–again

From the editor: Dumping on Hunts Point–again

City Hall has long regarded Hunts Point as New York City’s garbage can. Now city agencies and their consultants are eyeing Hunts Point as the site of a giant compost heap. The city’s Economic Development Corporation “is in the process of deciding” which of three sites in the Hunts Point […]

Business / Housing / News

In the news, August 1-7

Success Charter Network is planning to open a new public elementary school in District 7 in Mott Haven in the fall of 2011. The group will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, August 11, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of Bronx Success Academy 1, at 510 E. 141st St. […]

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Electric delivery truck gets warm welcome

Big Green will soon be rolling down a street near you. The city’s first fully electric mid-sized delivery truck, given the name Big Green by its owner, Ed Taylor, was unveiled in Hunts Point on June 16. The refrigerated cargo truck, which will carry fresh food and frozen goods like […]