Economy

Business / Economy

New coffee shop opens in Hunts Point

New coffee shop opens in Hunts Point

Birch Coffee and StartUp Box, a local business incubator, opened a coffee shop at 866 Hunts Point Ave., near Seneca Avenue, in May. The new shop has the same menu as other Birch Coffee shops in the city, serving all types of coffee such as cappuccinos, macchiatos, lattes, mochas and […]

Economy / Housing

City’s process to develop Spofford draws rebukes

City’s process to develop Spofford draws rebukes

Some in Hunts Point are frustrated with the city’s Economic Development Corp. for lacking transparency in its process of selecting a winning proposal to develop the closed juvenile detention facility on Spofford Ave.

Business / Food

Online food biz sets up shop in Hunts Point

Marley Spoon, a meal delivery company, has opened a new warehouse on Manida Street.

Marley Spoon, an e-commerce meal-kit business — a burgeoning trend in the food industry – has taken a lease on a 20,000-square-foot warehouse on Manida Street.

Government / Jobs

Council candidate says job creation is key

Rev. J. Loren Russell

Creating jobs and new businesses is a central theme in the campaign of a political newcomer, Rev. J. Loren Russell, who is running for the vacant seat for city council in District 17.

Jobs / Transportation

Baldor prepares for major expansion

The Food Center Drive entrance to Baldor Specialty Foods.

As Baldor Specialty Foods prepares to expand and add 350 jobs, local leaders worry that truck traffic will outweigh some of the benefits to the neighborhood, and that many of those jobs will not go to residents.

Economy / News

Many in Hunts Point unaware of Spofford redevelopment

Location of future development project at former juvenile detention center.

Many Hunts Point residents are unaware of what could be one of the biggest neighborhood projects in decades.

Business / Health

Planned marijuana dispensary divides Hunts Point

The site of a proposed new medical marijuana dispensary on Oak Point Ave.

A company that specializes in selling medical marijuana is slated to open a dispensary in Hunts Point on Jan. 1 2016, worrying some residents that it will bring back with it the kinds of vice and crime the community has been fighting for decades.

Economy / Housing

Hunts Point debates Spofford’s fate

Residents and city officials discuss the future of Spoffod at The Point on July 29.

Plans to redevelop the notorious Bridges Juvenile Center, better known as Spofford, are finally moving ahead and organizations from the Bronx and beyond want in on the action.

Business / Environment

Auto shops near arrival date

Pablo Estevez of Sunrise Cooperative addressing fellow auto workers at a July 10 meeting on Jerome Ave.

Community Board 2 says it will keep an eye on an influx of new auto businesses that were forced to leave Queens, to ensure they comply with environmental regulations.