Behind the Scenes at Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market
By Kazuki Sakamoto, NYCEDC Guest Blogger and Assistant Vice President in Management Information Systems
New Yorkers have palates as diverse as the city's population, but how exactly does fresh produce end up in our grocery stores and dining tables?
The answer can be found at Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market in the Bronx, which supplies approximately half of the produce you find in NYC produce aisles.Read More
Groundbreaking for Retail Development at Broadway Plaza in the Bronx
NYCEDC and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. announced the groundbreaking of a 133,000-square-foot retail development at Broadway Plaza in the Bronx, which will activate an approximately 80,000-square-foot site located along the Broadway retail corridor. The developer, Equity One, plans to invest approximately $54 million to construct the two-story, multi-tenant retail development and approximately 130 covered parking spaces that will make up the site, which is located on 230th Street between Broadway and the Major Deegan Expressway. The project is expected to create over 250 new full and part-time jobs and approximately 500 construction jobs.
“Broadway Plaza will...
Bronx's Kingsbridge Armory To Be Transformed Into World's Largest Indoor Ice Facility
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced plans to transform the iconic Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx – vacant since 1996 – into the world’s largest indoor ice facility. The landmark armory, which occupies a full City block at 29 West Kingsbridge Road, will be redeveloped into a 750,000-square-foot ice sports facility to be known as Kingsbridge National Ice Center (KNIC).
KNIC will feature nine year-round indoor regulation size ice rinks, including a feature rink that can seat approximately 5,000 people and be used to host national and international ice hockey tournaments, figure and speed skating competitions and ice shows. The project will also include 50,000 square feet...Read More
Webster Avenue Vision Plan
This week, NYCEDC announced a vision plan for Webster Avenue, a major thoroughfare extending from the neighborhoods of Melrose to Woodlawn in the Bronx. The vision plan focuses on the approximately 1.5-mile long section between Fordham Road and Gun Hill Road, where a convergence of City initiatives and private investment is poised to transform Webster Avenue into a vibrant mixed-use district that serves the needs of culturally diverse...Read More