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Market upgrade and greenway move forward

The Hunts Point market on Edgewater Road.

Improvements called for in the Hunts Point Vision Plan are on the way.

Environment / Jobs

New program promises 300 ‘green’ jobs

The recipient of a $4 million federal grant is promising that 300 unemployed residents of Hunts Point, Longwood, Mott Haven, Melrose and Port Morris will find jobs under a new training program for “green” jobs. The Consortium for Worker Education will use the money to establish a Center for Environmental […]

Education / Environment / Food / Health / Jobs

From the editor: A school the neighborhood needs

Beans in The Point's vegetable garden.

Three decades ago, Hunts Point was the location of an adventure so visionary and so daring that many people branded it as nuts. In the midst of the catastrophe that had overtaken the South Bronx, on a rubble-strewn three-plus acre lot next door to the sewer plant, an organization called […]

Jobs / Politics

Stimulus funds are hard obtain and late to be spent

By Joseph Gallagher Some of the federal stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will save or create jobs in Hunts Point, but obtaining those funds was difficult, and some of the projects they will pay for are behind schedule.

Business / News

Devastating fire is still hurting business

Devastating fire is still hurting business

By Joseph Gallagher 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 […]

Art / Business

Art and plantings guide residents to Hunts Point waterfront

sketch of proposed mural to be painted at the Sim's edgewater site on Edgewater Road.

By Stephanie Gooch By next spring, the Bronx River will meander along the walls of a grim industrial site on Edgewater Road, beside Hunts Point Riverside Park. Painted by artists commissioned by The Point CDC, the river will be rendered in a mural that traces its course from Westchester […]

Business / Environment / Transportation

Hunts Point neighbors lock horns over Sheridan

Sheridan Expressway Town Hall from Joe Gallagher on Vimeo.

Business / Education / News

Fire devastates shopping area

Fire devastates shopping area

by Joe Hirsch 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.


Hunts Point salon is economic barometer

Hunts Point salon is economic barometer

By Michel Ovalle The heavy drumbeat of Merengue music, the buzz of a hair dryer and the splashing of water merge to greet customers when they walk into Sira’s Unisex, a longtime presence on Hunts Point Avenue. Its owner, Cynthia de la Cruz, is a Dominican immigrant who purchased […]