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Adams Unveils Plan to Revitalize Hunts Point Neighborhood 

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and community leaders have released a plan to revitalize the South Bronx’s Hunts Point neighborhood. Known as “Hunts Point Forward” and backed by an initial $40-million commitment from the city, the plan offers 73 short- and long-term recommendations. 

Key recommendations include: 

  • Making the neighborhood safer by improving street lighting and redesigning key streets and intersections; 
  • Connecting Hunts Point residents to local industrial jobs through workforce development strategies; 
  • Expanding healthcare access through pop-up health clinics and screenings, as well as a permanent health care facility in The Peninsula redevelopment project; 
  • Continuing to invest in facilities within the Food Distribution Center that are vulnerable to climate change; 
  • Closing the Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center, an 800-bed jail barge, and starting a community engagement process to repurpose the adjoining city-owned parking lot; and 
  • Expanding open space and enhancing area parks and green spaces. 
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