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Government / Transportation

State’s South Bronx renewal plan does not include Sheridan teardown

State’s South Bronx renewal plan does not include Sheridan teardown

Local advocates say that the plan is essentially a highway expansion, and ignores many of the community’s ideas for reviving the area shared in dozens of meetings with city planners and elected officials over the past decade.

Economy / Transportation

Governor pledges $1.8 billion for Hunts Point

Governor pledges $1.8 billion for Hunts Point

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a press conference at Casita Maria on Sunday that the state will make a $1.8-billion investment to revitalize infrastructure in Hunts Point.

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.

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.

News

City ignoring residents over Sheridan, say advocates

City ignoring residents over Sheridan, say advocates

They say officials are shutting them out of planning process South Bronx residents, activists and elected officials unhappy with the city’s recent announcement it will no longer consider tearing down the Sheridan Expressway are questioning the way planners reached their conclusion. In a May 10 public hearing at the BankNote […]

Art / Education / Environment / Housing / Transportation

Sheridan model refocuses debate

By Kimberly Devi Milner As Hunts Point waits for the city’s renovation plans on the Sheridan Expressway– which passed its forecasted winter release — activists hope an interactive display traveling through the Bronx can re-engage communities with the decade-long controversy.

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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 […]