Post Tagged with: "BankNote building"


Legionnaires’ update: Community Board says city must do better

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Bill de Blasio at an August 10 press conference, announcing legislation to inspect cooling towers. 

Community Board 2 says the city must do a better job keeping residents and landlords updated about developments in the recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, after cooling towers on three local buildings tested positive for legionella.


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.

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.

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.

Business / Economy

HRA moves into BankNote Building

HRA's new space at the BankNote Building is now open for business.

After two years of planning and renovations, the Human Resources Administration has moved its Bronx operations to Hunts Point’s historic BankNote building.


BankNote Building changes ownership

The landmark BankNote Building, which occupies a full city block in Hunts Point, has been sold.

The BankNote Building will change hands just in time for the anticipated arrival of a new major tenant, the city’s Human Resources Administration.

Business / Economy / News

Company helps small businesses get started

Clients at a coding workshop hosted by the Business Outreach Center Network, along with Code Crew and Knowledge House.

A new company in the BankNote Building helps bring budding entrepreneurs together to grow their businesses.

Education / Food

Hyde kids giddy over visit to White House

Fifth Grader Idiatou Diallo reads her speech at John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School on June 12.

On June 12, students from Hyde Leadership Charter School were stars for a day at the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School in the BankNote building on Lafayette Avenue.

Education / Food

Hunts Point kitchen hosts students

Chef Cindy with students at Hyde Leadership School.

Students from Hyde Charter School teamed with California high schoolers on April 25 to share a meal and teach one another about cooking and urban farming at John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School, in the BankNote building.