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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.

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.


Customers enraged with local postal service

The entrance to the Manida Street post office remains locked and snowed in.

Postal officials faced a barrage of criticism at Community Board 2 on Feb. 11, from residents and representatives of elected officials.

Culture / Environment

Environmentalist reveals little-known history

Morgan Powell leading a tour of the Bronx River.

Historian Morgan Powell has turned his attention to the Latino community’s contributions to the borough’s history.

Business / Environment

Community board looks to keep auto shops out

About 50 auto shops that were thrown out of Queens have signed a lease to move into this warehouse on Leggett Avenue.

Angry about being shut out of discussions, local leaders say Hunts Point doesn’t need another 50 auto repair shops.

Business / Jobs

Red Lobster coming to Hunts Point

An artist's illustration of a new mall planned for the corner of Hunts Point Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard.

A 9,000-square-foot Red Lobster capable of serving up to 312 customers will occupy the second floor of the planned Crossings mall at 925 Hunts Point Avenue.

Environment / Health

New green roof cools and cleans

The Point's new green roof.

With the installation of a new green roof atop The Point CDC, visitors can now marvel at what’s right under their feet.

Environment / Health / Jobs

Will NYOFCo rise from the grave?

Will NYOFCo rise from the grave?

The city forced the sewage-to-fertilizer plant on Oak Point Avenue to close its doors last summer after 16 years of nauseating smells. Now, though, the plant may be reopened.

Business / Environment / Health / News / Transportation

Electric delivery truck gets warm welcome

Big Green will soon be rolling down a street near you. The city’s first fully electric mid-sized delivery truck, given the name Big Green by its owner, Ed Taylor, was unveiled in Hunts Point on June 16. The refrigerated cargo truck, which will carry fresh food and frozen goods like […]