Business / Education / Jobs

In new home, Per Scholas creates opportunity

In new home, Per Scholas creates opportunity

By Stephanie Rabins 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 […]

Business / Food / Jobs

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 […]

Jobs / News

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.

Business / Jobs

Building Yankee Stadium: Who you gonna call?

Maureen O'Connor at her desk

By Venita Virgia Johnson Center Sheet Metal is a get-your-hands-dirty kind of place whose employees work with steel and aluminum to fabricate custom-built heating ducts and other equipment. The factory occupies a typical Hunts Point industrial building. The one-story utilitarian structure on East Bay Avenue two blocks from Food […]

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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.

Environment / Jobs

Co-op converts trash to treasures

Co-op converts trash to treasures

By Maria Clark On a recent morning, Joel Frank and Jerome Villanueva were hauling heavy marble slabs from one side of the space to the other, while Janco Damas cleaned and arranged kitchen sinks along the back wall of a large warehouse on a small Morrisania side street.