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Health / News

‘Ambassadors’ want Hunts Point to get healthy

‘Ambassadors’ want Hunts Point to get healthy

By Sarah Grieb sarah.e.grieb@gmail.com It’s a Friday morning and Miguel Carmona, 36, is one five people sitting around a table at Project HOPE, a program of Urban Health Plan, the Hunts Point-based community health center. Over a light breakfast of wholegrain cereal and fruit, the group is learning about managing […]

Health

Health care help at a glance

Project HOPE What: Free nutrition and health education and yoga, dance and fitness classes. Where: 854 Hunts Point Avenue When: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Contact: 718-589-2440

News

Debate swirls around Hunts Point strip club

Debate swirls around Hunts Point strip club

Police and community board say one more club is one too many By Jeanmarie Evelly jmevelly@gmail.com The Player’s Club, a strip club tucked into an industrial corner of Hunts Point near the food distribution center on Randall Avenue, developed a reputation among many residents as an unseemly sort of place […]

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 […]

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Majora Carter’s latest challenge

Majora Carter’s latest challenge

By Jeanmarie Evelly jmevelly@gmail.com Majora Carter has left the Hunts Point environmental organization she founded, but she hasn’t left Hunts Point. She can be found by looking for the flowers. In a second floor office above a gritty autoglass repair shop on the corner of Garrison and Hunts Point avenues, […]