The City Council voted to approve rezoning of an area where warehouses now dominate, to allow for 472 new apartments at 30 to 80 percent of Area Median Income.
Local advocates say that the plan is essentially a highway expansion, and ignores many of the community’s ideas for reviving the area shared in dozens of meetings with city planners and elected officials over the past decade.
Drivers accustomed to braving potholes on the streets of the Hunts Point peninsula have been getting used to another inconvenience this week, but this time the hassle is expected to be short-lived and will lead to benefits in the long run.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a press conference at Casita Maria on Sunday that the state will make a $1.8-billion investment to revitalize infrastructure in Hunts Point.
The trip from Hunts Point to the Soundveiw Ferry may be too long for local commuters to consider taking advantage of the the Bronx’s only planned stop in the mayor’s plan.
More than a month after a 16-wheel box truck struck and killed a Hunts Point woman, residents and shopkeepers around Seneca and Bryant avenues are slowly coming to terms with the loss of a neighborhood friend.
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.
The city’s Economic Development Corp. announced it may delay its planned conversion of Food Center Drive to a on-way road after angry business owners in the Cooperative Meat Market loudly criticized the plan at an October meeting.