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Debate over future of Sheridan rages on

Debate over future of Sheridan rages on

Without the Sheridan Expressway, rush hour traffic on some Hunts Point streets would nearly double over the next 20 years, state traffic engineers told an impatient and occasionally angry crowd of about 60 Hunts Point residents, community advocates and business leaders gathered at Casita Maria on Simpson Street on July […]

Environment / Food / News

In the news, July 5-11

In the news, July 5-11

Fresh fruits and vegetables grown on nearby farms will be sold to the public every Friday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. through October at the corner of Southern Boulevard and Westchester Ave. The initiative, called Youthmarket, is one of eight across the city, in which 16-to-20-years-olds sell the fresh […]

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Sheridan Expressway town meeting

Sheridan Expressway Town Hall from Joe Gallagher on Vimeo.

Business / Environment / Transportation

Hunts Point neighbors lock horns over Sheridan

Sheridan Expressway Town Hall from Joe Gallagher on Vimeo.

News / Transportation

Hunts Point is split over future of Sheridan

The blue lines overlaid on an aerial photograph show the proposed new ramps from the Bruckner Expressway to the Oak Point railyard. The state Department of Transportation created this composite, which demonstrates how trucks would reach the Hunts Point markets.

By Joseph Gallagher josephtgallagher@gmail.com The battle over the future of the Sheridan Expressway has grown increasingly heated as traffic engineers continue to refine their proposals for improving access to the Hunts Point markets. Plans call for building a new interchange at Oak Point Avenue that would lead from the Bruckner […]

Environment / Transportation

Sheridan battle echoes arguments in other cities

When an earthquake shook San Francisco in 1989, it made the mile-long Embarcadero Freeway unsafe to drive on. The battle over rebuilding the link between downtown and the Bay Bridge was fierce. Suburban governments and the San Francisco business community denounced a proposal to replace the elevated highway with a […]

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 […]

Politics

Next borough president speaks out

Photo by Karsten Moran

By Joseph Gallagher josephtgallagher@gmail.com As Bronx borough president, Adolfo Carrion Jr. emphasized affordable housing and pressed for development. The next Bronx Borough President will emphasize schools, said the two men vying to succeed Carrion in interviews with The Hunts Point Express. “I want to be selfish,” said Assemblyman Ruben Diaz […]

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 […]