Hunts Point

Bronx

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Settled first by Europeans and wealthy landowning families, Hunts Point was once a playground for New York’s elite and a magnet for industrialists who saw opportunity in its wide open spaces, rail lines and waterways. Bounded by Bruckner Boulevard on the west and north, the East River on the south and the Bronx River on the east, this gritty peninsula at the southern tip of the Bronx houses the largest food distribution facility in the world – the Hunts Point Cooperative Meat Market. While Hunts Point advanced as a center for commerce during the 70s and 80s, its decline as a residential community was swift and enduring. The tide began to change after 2,000 when a number of community organizations stepped in to revitalize the area. Plans were made to restore parks and green spaces and advocates for arts and education programs drew attention and resources for galleries, performance spaces and youth development programs. A mix of public and charter schools, specialized high schools and parochial schools serve the area. Hunts Point is now on the cusp of an economic renewal. The recently opened Barretto Point Park, with a fishing pier, floating pool and green spaces, is just the beginning of a variety of urban amenities proposed for the neighborhood. Along with promenades and bike paths, there are plans to rezone residential areas, and create new and sustainable housing. The 6 express subway lines and Bx 5, Bx 6 and Bx 19 bus lines provide convenient service to Manhattan and within the borough. By Fern Flamberg

Neighborhood Tags:

Parks and Recreation, Up & Coming

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

6

Buses:

Bx6

Rental Prices:

$1,125 ― $1,729

Sales Prices:

$270,000 ― $415,000

Landmarks:

Hunts Point Food Distribution Center

School Districts:

8

Police Precincts:

41

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