Post Tagged with: "Economic Development Corporation"

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E. Harlem African Burial Ground Plan Moves Closer to Final Approval

African, Government, Manhattan July 27, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Plans for development of a site in East Harlem to include a memorial for an African burial ground were approved by the City Planning Commission, City Limits reports.

NYC Economic Development Corporation President Maria Torres-Springer and Krinos Foods chairman Eric Moscahlaidis about to cut the ribbon at the opening  of the Krinos Foods facility in the Bronx. (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

From LIC to the Bronx: Krinos Foods Opens a New Facility

Krinos Foods, which imports, distributes and manufactures Greek and Mediterranean foods, has just opened a new headquarters and expanded facility in the Bronx, with support from the NYC Economic Development Corp. and Industrial Development Agency.

Willets Point auto shop owners say they're not leaving until the city helps secure they're new location. (Photo by Cristina Schreil, via Queens Chronicle)

Willets Point Group Hunkers Down Despite Scheduled Eviction

Bronx, Business, Government, Queens, Real Estate June 5, 2015 at 6:42 pm

The auto shop owners of Sunset Cooperative in Willets Point, Queens, were supposed to be out of their units by June 1, but they say they’re not going anywhere and are on a hunger strike until progress is made on their new location in the Bronx, report Queens papers.

Carlos Menchaca at a Red Hook event last year. (Photo via The Red Hook Star Revue)

Opinion: Menchaca ‘Has Held Fast to Principles’

Brooklyn, Business, Opinion, Politics February 6, 2015 at 5:40 pm

The Red Hook Star-Revue offers a spirited defense of Carlos Menchaca, who was ousted as co-leader of the Brooklyn City Council delegation on Feb. 5.

A view of the unopened park. (Photo via City Limits)

Delayed Opening for New Park in West Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Environment May 20, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Construction delays have put off the opening of a Sunset Park brownfield remediation project that promises new recreational space for the neighborhood, Brooklyn Bureau reports.

Hispanic businesses of Essex Street Market have suffered commercial gentrification on the Lower East Side. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario-La Prensa)

Gentrification Displaces Latino Business Owners in Manhattan

Business, Latino, Manhattan December 24, 2013 at 10:30 am

Once accounting for the majority of businesses at the Essex Street Market, Latino merchants have been driven out by gentrification on the Lower East Side, reports El Diario La Prensa.

Hunts Point is a distribution hub of the city when it comes to meats, fish and other foods. With these industries, however, comes increased levels of air pollution, toxic wastes and other environmental problems that plague the Bronx neighborhood. (Photo by Matt Green, Creative Commons license)

Bronx Board Confronts Environmental Issues

Bronx, Environment November 18, 2013 at 5:48 pm

The many industries of Hunts Point have turned the neighborhood into a war zone of environmental problems from air pollution to contaminated soil. A new committee has been formed to combat the problems, Hunts Point Express reports, but they face a variety of challenges from the community and city.