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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.

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.

Education / Jobs

Tech businesses show students the ropes

Miguel Sanchez, who runs Mass Ideation out of the BankNote Building, brainstorms with interns Santiago Peralta, Dario Oropeza and Derick Ramirez on an animation project.

A new program at the BankNote matches young adults with mentors in the technology field, hoping to create what the founder calls an “education-to-jobs network” in neighborhoods across the city.

Food / Jobs

Produce workers ratify new contract

Although workers in the Hunts Point Terminal Market agreed to terms with owners, staving off a walkout, they are pushing the city to invest to upgrade the market’s decrepit infrastructure.

Food / Jobs

Produce market braces for strike

Workers at the Hunts Point Terminal Market say they will walk out on Sunday afternoon unless their demands for wage hikes and paid health benefits are met.

Environment / Jobs

Public hearing on shore protection set for Jan. 15

An artist's sketch shows what the Hunts Point waterfront could look like with federal and city funding to create jobs and protect the shoreline.

The Point CDC will host a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15, to update the community on the federal government and the city’s plans to protect Hunts Point from future storms and flooding.

Environment / Jobs

Waterfront plan awaits HUD approval

Plans for a revitalized Hunts Point waterfront would include increased public access to the East and Bronx rivers.

Over 60 residents and business owners from Hunts Point and Longwood joined a group of planners to tell federal officials and a panel of experts why investing in the waterfront would benefit the neighborhood and the city.

Economy / Jobs

ACTION graduate addresses UN

Darius Davis and Kellie Terry at the United Nations on Feb. 21.

Darius Davis, a former member of the youth advocacy program, ACTION, told a gathering at the United Nations in February about the difficulties Hunts Point’s young people face in finding good jobs.

Business / Jobs

Local groups merge to boost businesses

Bronx entrepreneurs have a new resource to help them boost business while creating job. The launching of a partnership between Mott Haven-based Start Small Think Big and the Hunts Point-based Business Outreach Center was celebrated at a Nov. 22 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the BankNote building where the new business will […]