Post Tagged with: "NYOFCo"

Parks

Floating pool to stay in Hunts Point

The floating pool provides recreation for thousands every summer.

The floating pool will remain at Barretto Point Park for at least another four years, the Parks Department announced Friday. In addition, the park has grown by 1.2 acres of land transferred from the city Department of Environmental Protection, which operates the sewer plant next to the park. The new […]

Business / Culture

Shuttered fertilizer plant now huge events venue

An estimated 6000 gather for a concert on the Hunts Point waterfront on April 8.

Could the sleepy, industrially zoned Hunts Point waterfront be home to New York City’s next big event center?

Environment

Energy company eyes Hunts Point

Former site of NYOFCo plant, which a new venture hopes to reopen soon as an alternative energy operation.

An energy company seeks to open in the former NYOFCo plant, promising to supply clean fuel to the city and jobs to Hunts Point. But Community Board 2 wants to see some changes before the deal is done.

Food / Parks

Urban farm coming to Hunts Point

City Council member Maria del Carmen Arroyo spoke at a street fair in front of Fox Playground in 2009 to support an earlier effort by Tanya Fields, left, to establish Libertad Urban Farm.

The city has granted Tanya Fields, executive director of the BLK Projek, permission to open an urban farm on a city-owned lot at Simpson and Barretto streets—until they find a developer interested in building there.

News

Another waste plant for Hunts Point?

Trucks ready to dispatch after being loaded with waste at 1281 Viele Avenue

Medical waste facility seeks to expand The second largest medical waste disposal company in the United States plans to double the capacity of its Hunts Point facility, trucking in more red bags from hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices as far away as Rhode Island. As much as 80 tons of […]

Parks

Hunts Point cools off in floating pool

Hunts Point cools off in floating pool

On the sweltering day after city schools closed for summer, cooling down was easy in Hunts Point. Hundreds made a splash in the Floating Lady Pool, the seven-lane pool on a barge that has been moored off Barretto Point Park every summer since 2008. Other pool-goers in flip-flops waited on the […]

Environment / Health

Protesters oppose incinerator plans

Protesters oppose incinerator plans

Bronx community groups took to the streets of Manhattan on April 9th to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plans to test new garbage disposal technology they fear will end up hurting the South Bronx. Representatives from The Point CDC, Nos Quedamos, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice and other community organizations […]

Environment / News

NYOFCo won’t reopen in Hunts Point

The sprawling complex with the red-and-white striped smokestack on the Hunts Point waterfront where the New York Organic Fertilizer Company converted sewage sludge into fertilizer will not reopen any time soon. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection will announce tomorrow that officials have selected an upstate New York-based sludge recycling […]

Environment / Health / News

‘NYOFCo–No way,’ Board 2 leader vows

City officials continue to keep a tight lid on information concerning the future of NYOFCo, the defunct sewage treatment plant that provoked 16 years of protest over the awful smells that rose from the plant on Oak Point Avenue topped with a red-and-white striped smoke stack. But the district manager […]