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.

Food / Transportation

Conversion of Food Center Drive on hold

An aerial shot of the Hunts Point waterfront.

The city’s Economic Development Corp. announced it may delay its planned conversion of Food Center Drive to a on-way road after angry business owners in the Cooperative Meat Market loudly criticized the plan at an October meeting.


Residents tell traffic engineers: ‘Leave our street alone’

Dr. Lucretia Jones points out the problems she says the city has brought about by turning her block into a one-way.

In July, the transportation department converted part of Dawson Street to a two-way street to cut down on a major speeding problem. But when they extended the project to change traffic flow on an adjacent block without informing the community, residents were furious.


Union pushes two-stop bus service to Manhattan

The projected route for proposed Select Bus Service that would run through Hunts Point.

Though the route is still open to change, advocates presenting at a March 13 meeting were adamant that its construction would give Bronx residents accessibility to jobs in Harlem and Manhattan.

Environment / Transportation

New bill targets waste transfer trucks

Waste transfer stations in Hunts Point are unhappy with a bill in the city council that would limit the amount of garbage they can store and transport.

A bill before the city council would limit the amount of waste Hunts Point transfer stations can hold. While advocates are eager to see it pass, some small business owners say the proposal would hurt them.

Culture / Transportation

Pilot project pits music vs. train noise

The Boogie Down Booth below the Freeman Street overhead stop in November, before it was removed.

The Boogie Down Booth was designed both to recognize the Bronx’s musical heritage and to give people a place to sit while waiting for the bus.

Politics / Transportation

Diaz pushes for commuter rail service for Hunts Point

Earlier this week Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. urged the state Assembly to finance Metro North expansion to the area as part of its 2015 capital plan.


Street work underway in Longwood, Hunts Point

Milling and Resurfacing has begun or will begin shortly at the locations in Hunts Point and Longwood listed below. Anyone wishing to make a comment or complaint about the contractors or the work being done should contact Community Board 2 for assistance at 718-328-9125 or -Hoe Avenue Bruckner Boulevard to […]

Environment / Transportation

Build Bruckner ramps, activists say

Build Bruckner ramps, activists say

Town hall meeting hears of  new effort to get trucks off streets The Hunts Point activists who fought for years to tear down the Sheridan Expressway unveiled a new approach to the highway that calls for new ramps to link the Hunts Point markets to the Bruckner Expressway and for […]