The Bronx

  • Arthur Avenue Market
  • South Bronx Greenway
  • Lower Concourse Development Plan
  • Hunts Point Peninsula

Borough Overview

The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City with a land area of 42 square miles and a population of 1.4 million. It has the fourth largest land area, the fourth highest population, and the third-highest population density. It is home to world-famous attractions like the New York Yankees, the Bronx Zoo, and the New York Botanical Garden. From resiliency efforts at the Hunts Point Produce Markets to the South Bronx Greenway to new incubators like the Bronx Business Bridge Incubator, NYCEDC is helping the Bronx grow and thrive. 

Projects

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Hunts Point Peninsula

The Hunts Point Peninsula is a thriving industrial location in the South Bronx and home to the City’s primary food distribution facility, the 329-acre Food Distribution Center (FDC), where over 115 wholesalers generate more than $3 billion in sales annually.


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Arthur Avenue Market

The Arthur Avenue Market specializes in Italian foods, bakery items, dry goods, fresh produce, and garden needs.


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South Bronx Greenway

This NYCEDC initiative creates a more sustainable community and competitive business environment in the Hunts Point peninsula.


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Lower Concourse Development Plan

The Lower Concourse Development Plan is the first step towards investing $200 million in infrastructure funds to create jobs and build affordable housing in the Lower Concourse neighborhood.


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Citywide Ferry Service

Beginning in 2017, Citywide Ferry Service will provide a new, affordable way to travel between waterfront communities throughout New York City.

Workspaces

Incubators and Coworking Spaces

Bronx Business Bridge Incubator

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The Bronx Business Bridge is part of NYCEDC’s Low Income Fast Track Entrepreneurship Program (LIFT), designed to connect New Yorkers from low-income neighborhoods with opportunities to grow their business and help alleviate key challenges that prevent many from moving up the economic ladder. The Bronx Business Bridge Incubator provides approximately 30 flexible workstations and conference room space to premier start-ups and small businesses. The incubator hosts a suite of services fine-tuned to help guide entrepreneurs towards success.

Incubators and Coworking Spaces

BXL Business Incubator

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The BXL Business Incubator is the first City-sponsored business incubator to help develop new startup businesses in the Bronx.

Programs

Workforce & Local Business

Best for NYC

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Best for NYC is a campaign to inspire and equip New York City businesses to measure and improve business practices that strengthen their bottom-line and improve quality of life for all New Yorkers. Companies qualify to be Best for NYC after taking the Best for NYC Challenge, an impact benchmarking tool developed by B Lab.

News

NEWS

Connector Between Randalls Island and Bronx Is to Open This Summer

 |  Source: New York Times

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Healthcare Facility, Dialysis Center Joining New South Bronx Complex

 |  Source: Commercial Observer

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Rezoning Worries in South Bronx

 |  Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Bronx Cheer

 |  Source: The American Prospect

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Arts Not a Priority for the Bronx, Says Councilman Opposing Plan By Brooklyn Org

 |  Source: The New York Observer

South Bronx Initiative Plan

In September 2009, the City Council approved rezoning to provide opportunities for new high-density residential, commercial, and community facility development in the civic heart of the Bronx.