Business / Economy
Hunts Point Christmas shoppers hunting for bargains elsewhere It’s going to be a blue Christmas on Southern Boulevard, storeowners fear. The general consensus among storeowners and managers in Longwood’s commercial district is that their businesses are losing money, just when retailers everywhere look to do their biggest volume in sales. [...]
Business / Food / Jobs
By Fausto Giovanny Pinto email@example.com Shoppers on Westchester Avenue can buy designer purses, teddy bears, snacks, hats and a variety of other merchandise. And that has store owners hopping mad. Between Simpson Street and Southern Boulevard, street vendors have set up stands to hawk their merchandise right at the entrances [...]
Business / Environment
Solar trash cans made in Hunts Point save fuel and cut pollution
Business / News
By Joseph Gallagher firstname.lastname@example.org An empty lot full of gravel, dirt and demolition equipment is all that remains of what was once a bustling strip of retail stores in Longwood’s Southern Boulevard shopping area. On the night of October 28, four-alarm fire tore through a taxpayer, destroying five businesses and [...]
Business / Education / News
by Joe Hirsch email@example.com A four-alarm fire on Hunts Point Avenue between 163rd Street and Westchester Avenue gutted five stores and damaged two others on Wednesday night, October 28. No one was injured, but the five stores will be demolished next week, say city officials.
Business Improvement District has big plans By Fausto Giovanny Pinto Fpinto@hunter.cuny.edu After a slow start, the Southern Boulevard Business Improvement District has begun its effort to improve shopping in Hunts Point and Longwood for both retailers and their customers. Cleaner streets are the first sign of progress, according to some [...]
By Fausto Giovanny Pinto Fpinto@hunter.cuny.edu Loyal patrons of the stores on Southern Boulevard and Westchester Avenue say there’s no need to go anywhere else. “They have everything here that they have in other areas–clothes, games,” said Rafael Castro who was checking out shops on Southern Boulevard on a recent afternoon.
What: The BID is an association of owners of commercial real estate who have agreed to make additional payments to the city on top of their property taxes. The city then turns the additional sum over to the organization to spend on its efforts to improve shopping. Who: The BID [...]