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WNYC News

De Blasio: $150M for Hunts Point Market

Thursday, March 05, 2015

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Mayor announces investment to fortify the city's food supply — and calls on business leaders to take up arms in the fight against inequality.

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WNYC News

New York Gets Grilled by High Beef Prices

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cattle herds are at their lowest levels since 1951 thanks to the recession, a drought, the Polar Vortex and then another drought. That means higher prices for burgers and steaks.

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Transportation Nation

NYC to Recommend Sheridan Expressway Become Less Express, More Local

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The city wants to turn the Sheridan Expressway into a West Side highway-style boulevard. The at-grade Bronx street with lights and trees is designed to mend a neighborhood torn apart by the aborted highway, while still giving truck access to the nearby Hunts Point market.

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Micropolis

Micropolis: Images of Addiction in the Bronx

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

In this episode of Micropolis, WNYC's Arun Venugopal ventures into the home of Michael, a transsexual prostitute and heroin addict -- and, as you can hear in the segment above -- given to baking cookies for her guests.

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Transportation Nation

NYC's Refusal to Tear Down Sheridan Expressway Irks Activists, Locals

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sheridan Expressway (photo: Dougtone via flickr)


Bronx Congressman Jose Serrano is fuming over the city’s decision last month not to tear down the aging Sheridan Expressway and replace it with mixed-use development.

Serrano, a Democrat, helped get a $1.5 million federal grant for a years-long study that examined replacing the aging Bronx highway with housing and parks. The congressman said the city made a decision about the road that runs through the South Bronx before the study was completed.

"It destroys their dreams," he said, referring to members of the community who worked for more than a decade on the project. "It destroys the study. It destroys any semblance of doing it right by immediately taking this option off the table."

A spokesperson for the city says the two remaining scenarios — to retain and to modify the Expressway — "will continue to undergo further analysis. The study will be completed in early 2013." The city has said removing the highway would divert too much truck traffic to local streets.

Serrano says he'll work with members of the community to try to convince the city to change its mind.

"Why would you quickly say removing it is not an option?" he said. "Well then, why even keep studying it? That wasn't the agreement we had. We were going to look at everything."

Activists shared Serrano's outrage.

"The first thing that we need to do is for the city to look at all the economic development options that are possible," said Elena Conte, an organizer at the Pratt Center for Community Development, which is part of the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance. "And to make a decision that actually benefits all the stakeholders in the community. And that involves giving (the Sheridan's removal) the hard look that it deserves."

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WNYC News

Hunts Point Market Gets 90-Day Extension for Deal with City

Friday, March 02, 2012

The Bloomberg administration and the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market have agreed to a 90-day extension to reach a deal to keep the $2 billion operation in the Bronx.  

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WNYC News

Hunts Point Reaches Tentative Agreement on Contract

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The union representing nearly 1,300 employees at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx announced Wednesday that it reached a tentative, three-year contract agreement with the owners of the market.

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WNYC News

Strike Looms for Workers at Hunts Point Market

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market could be on strike as early as next week after the union representing 1,200 employees at the Bronx wholesale market rejected a contract offered by the cooperative that runs it earlier this week.

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Schoolbook

A New School in a Neighborhood that Rarely Sees Them

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

It wasn’t the first day of school, but it was certainly a new beginning for Hyde Leadership Charter School, in the first new education facility in Hunts Point in more than 30 years. Tuesday was the school's official opening, with speeches, tours, a ribbon-cutting and a dance performance by students.

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To Track or Not to Track: The Question Resurfaces

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

A new study raises fresh questions about a familiar issue: Are we giving top students short shrift? Yes, it is the old debate over tracking, and in light of the study's finding that top students "struggle to maintain their elite performance over the years," Room for Debate asks six experts their opinions. Surprisingly, given the ferocity and length of the educational battle, most of them favor some differentiated learning, but with caveats and twists.

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Teacher's Diary: Every September, I Know Why I’m There

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

A fourth-year teacher in the Bronx writes about what draws her back to school each year. It's the list, she says. 'I have no control over who is on that list. Sometimes you get kids who are angels, and sometimes you get kids named Angel who resemble Lucifer. It doesn’t matter ... inside each of them lies a world of possibility and potential waiting to be unlocked.'

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WNYC News

Hunts Point Market Will Remain in the Bronx for Now

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Hunts Point market, believed to be the world's largest, will remain in the Bronx and continue to supply produce to the region's restaurants and supermarkets for at least another three years.

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It's A Free Country ®

Guadagno: The Business of Bringing Business to New Jersey

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Competition is good for everybody, I think. Hunts Point is in the Bronx, there are 3,200 jobs, and we're fighting very hard to attract them to New Jersey. The 3,200 people who can move to New Jersey from New York are going to be very happy, because we're going to save them a lot of money when they come here.

Kim Guadagno, Lt. Governor of New Jersey, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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