Barretto Point Park will expand this summer to include the 1.2 acres of land next door to the park that the city has been using as a staging area for work on the Hunts Point sewer plant.
The city will soon decide who will take the place of former sludge processing plant NYOFCo, which closed in 2010, and Hunts Point residents will have no say as to who that will be. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection began taking proposals from applicants looking to process sludge, shortly [...]
NYOFCo will be coming back to Hunts Point over the Bronx Borough President’s dead body. Borough President Ruben Diaz declared last month that he would oppose efforts by the fertilizer plant’s parent company Synagro to snare a new contract with the city to process sewage sludge at the plant on [...]
NYOFCo, the fertilizer company that Hunts Point residents have been fighting for over a decade, has announced it will be closing and leaving the neighborhood for good. “This is a huge step forward for the neighborhood,” said Kellie Terry-Sepulveda, executive director of The Point CDC, one of many local organizations [...]
NYOFCo, the sewage processing plant with the candy-striped smoke stack that has afflicted Hunts Point residents with sickening smells for the last 18 years, has lost its contract with New York City. But in a defiant statement, the company said it would keep operating, and warned that without the money [...]