Community groups are working to devise a pilot program that would draw on $45 million in federal and city funding to create jobs while protecting the peninsula from flooding.
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.
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.
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.