Photo: New York City Economic Development Corporation
Remaking Hunts Point
While the fish market was seen as a waste of the Fulton Street area given what could be there, city officials hope it will be a boon to the South Bronx. (To read about ideas for the Fulton Street area, see related story.)
The new fish market is only a part of a larger plan to create a healthier and more prosperous Hunts Point, one of the city’s poorest and most polluted areas. In 2005, the Hunts Point Task Force, a group of local businesspeople, community residents and city officials appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, issued the “Hunts Point Vision Plan,” a 20-year, $27 million proposal to transform Hunts Point as a place for homes and industry.