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Water for sale: a new store offers nothing but

Water for sale: a new store offers nothing but

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 the only retail water store in the United States.

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Electric delivery truck gets warm welcome

Big Green will soon be rolling down a street near you. The city’s first fully electric mid-sized delivery truck, given the name Big Green by its owner, Ed Taylor, was unveiled in Hunts Point on June 16. The refrigerated cargo truck, which will carry fresh food and frozen goods like […]

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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, […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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.