On the morning of the 10th annual Hunts Point Hustle, the skies were filled with clouds and weather predictions called for rain, but that didn’t stop the 113 runners who came out to run the 5k race.
Creating jobs and new businesses is a central theme in the campaign of a political newcomer, Rev. J. Loren Russell, who is running for the vacant seat for city council in District 17.
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.
A group of Hunter College urban planning students who have catalogued vacant lots around Hunts Point asked residents to consider what might be done with the underused spaces, at a March 26 forum at The Point.