Economy

Economy / Food

Food Center Drive slated to become one-way

An aerial shot of the Hunts Point waterfront.

The city plans to start conversion of the roadway in and out of the food markets so pedestrians and bikers can use it, but businesses along the waterfront say traffic would become a nightmare.

Business

Startups find room to grow in BankNote

Jimmy Serrano (right), who recently joined the BXL Business Incubator, talks with current incubator business owner and manager Thomas Ventrilla of Evergreen Tax Services (left).

Many of the 60 businesses that call the business incubator home, are in the technology industry, ranging from software developers to computer repairs. Another sizable group is health-care businesses, primarily home-care companies.

Economy / Environment

Mayor unveils new plan at The Point

Mayor Bill de Blasio holds up

Mayor Bill de Blasio has an ambitious new blueprint for cleaning the city’s air, curbing its waste and raising wages, and he chose Hunts Point as the place to unveil it.

Business / Culture

Local studio hosts marquee talent

Beyonce and a dance team perform Countdown at LightBox-NY.

Since 2007, when LightBox-NY quietly opened in the BankNote building, streams of celebrities have come through Hunts Point for photo shoots.

Food / Jobs

Study spotlights Hunts Point’s empty lots

Hunter College students Nate Heffron and Josh Thompson engage residents in an interactive mapping exercise. The residents were asked to visualize their ideas for the possible repurposing of vacant lots in the neighborhood.

A group of Hunter College urban planning students who have catalogued vacant lots around Hunts Point asked residents to consider what might be done with the underused spaces, at a March 26 forum at The Point.

Economy / Environment

SoBRO gets EPA grant for Bronx River project

SoBRO has been awarded a federal planning grant to work with South Bronx residents and businesses to develop a plan for cleaning up polluted sites along the Bronx River, and developing them. The US Environmental Protection Agency awarded its Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant to the Mott Haven-based organization to study the Bronx […]

Business / Environment

Waterfront cement facility in the works

An artist’s rendering of a 16-acre parcel near Oak Point Ave., which would include wetlands, a greenway, a new pier and a state-of-the-art cement plant.

A Canadian cement company will break ground in August on a 16-acre parcel at the end of East 149th Street, building a facility it said will “revolutionize” the way cement is distributed around the region through water-borne transportation.

Economy / Food

Mayor plans to boost food markets

A lot at the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market.

The Hunts Point wholesale food markets learned this week that the mayor plans to invest $150 million in upgrades to their badly deteriorating infrastructure. Will it be enough?

Housing / Jobs

Spofford redux nears planning phase

The view from Spofford.

The city will soon solicit ideas for developing the former juvenile detention center on Spofford Avenue. Community Board 2 wants to be sure local residents are involved in the process from the get-go.