In 2005 a task force of businesses and local organizations called for repurposing the waste transfer station on the East River. Nine years later, the city is planning to tear it down but has no plans for developing the site.
With the number of pedestrians injured crossing the street on the rise in Hunts Point, the 41st Precinct sponsored a contest at PS 75 and asked students to create posters depicting the right way to cross the street.
On Jan. 20, Sampson suffered a heart attack, which ultimately took his life at the age of 73. As a sign of remembrance, Community Board 2 has voted unanimously to co-name East 163rd Street and Rev. James A. Polite Avenue after Sampson.