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Sun sets on program that brought jobs to Hunts Point

Sun sets on program that brought jobs to Hunts Point

Nine years ago, as real estate prices in Manhattan were skyrocketing, Master Purveyors, Inc., a family-run meat distribution company relocated from the suddenly-trendy Meat Packing District to the Hunts Point Co-op Meat Market. The Hunts Point Market offered 12,000 square feet of refrigeration space, as well as lower rents, but […]

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Water for sale

Photo by Ryan Joseph

The only water store in North America encounters critics who say its product is unnecessary and destructive The Latin American Oprah was in Hunts Point last November. Surrounded by body guards and police, Cristina Saralegui, the queen of Spanish talk TV, arrived on Southern Boulevard for the grand opening of […]

Environment / Jobs

From mean streets to green jobs

From mean streets to green jobs

Listen to the podcast Four years-ago, Mott Haven resident Pablo Negron, 24, was jailed for assault. When he was released, he settled for one of the few jobs that would employ someone with a criminal record, a minimum wage job as a maintenance worker. He wanted to change his life, […]

Environment / Jobs

To land a green job, learn to handle greenbacks

Before participants in the Osborne Association’s Green Career Center can begin their path to a new career, they need to learn about something that got many of them in trouble—money.

Business / Education / Jobs

In new home, Per Scholas creates opportunity

In new home, Per Scholas creates opportunity

By Stephanie Rabins ssrabins@gmail.com When Torrey Hopkins got out of jail in 1999, it was easy for him to find a job. Hopkins, who had done time for a non-violent offense he committed as a teenager, had done well in high school and had good references that landed him a […]

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Is a brewpub coming to the Banknote?

Is a brewpub coming to the Banknote?

If two former bankers and a master brewer have their way, the Bronx’s first microbrewery will open in the historic Banknote building in Hunts Point this summer. Steve O’Sullivan, Niall Henry and Damian Brown, all under 30, plan to produce six different beers with tongue-in-cheek names, including Riverd(ALE), Mother Hef’n […]

Jobs / News

Sustainable South Bronx workers form a union

The staff of Sustainable South Bronx has voted to form a union to help chart the direction of the environmental organization after a dispute over–among other issues–its signature job training program.

Business / Jobs

Building Yankee Stadium: Who you gonna call?

Maureen O'Connor at her desk

By Venita Virgia Johnson vjo@hunter.cuny.edu Center Sheet Metal is a get-your-hands-dirty kind of place whose employees work with steel and aluminum to fabricate custom-built heating ducts and other equipment. The factory occupies a typical Hunts Point industrial building. The one-story utilitarian structure on East Bay Avenue two blocks from Food […]

Business / Environment

Shopping area pioneers green trash collection

Solar trash cans made in Hunts Point save fuel and cut pollution