Post Tagged with: "Sheridan Expressway"

Government / Housing

Residents organize against proposed rezonings

Panelists discuss the City's proposed changes to Bronx neighborhoods

Change in the South Bronx, and pressure on local renters, was the theme at a panel discussion on March 30.

Environment / News

JP Viñals wins Brower Youth Award

JP Viñals in San Francisco receiving his Brower Youth Award.

Bronx native, JP Viñals, wins the Brower Youth Award for his work as an environmental activist.

Environment / Police

Young activists call for action at The Point

Chenlee Carrasco poses in front the "Urban Food Justice" campaign table.

Activists from the A.C.T.I.O.N. program updated residents about neighborhood issues ranging from strained police-community relations to the lack of healthy food, at a Town Hall meeting at The Point in April.

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.

Transportation

City calls for changes to the Sheridan

The illustration shows the city’s newly designed, narrower Sheridan, with increased access to the Bronx River. The second shows the area around Oak Point Avenue, where the city says it will recommend ramps that would run directly to the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center.

Advocates, who for over a decade have fought to replace the highway, with housing, businesses, parks and easy access to the Bronx River, are happy with some parts of a new city plan, but not with others.

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 […]

Environment / Transportation

Planning meeting turns sour over Sheridan

Fifty area residents and advocates from local community groups marched across Southern Blvd. to tell representatives of several government agencies that tearing down the Sheridan Expressway is key to improving the quality of life in the South Bronx.

Dissatisfied with the response, they walked out on a public meeting.