Hunts Point Demonstrates Potential Urban Transit-Oriented Development

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Aug 3, 2007 - A new RPA report cites Hunts Point as an example of how new transit service can be used to develop housing and jobs in inner city areas throughout the region. A new Metro North station under consideration for Hunts Point could accelerate the community's revival, better connect the Hunts Point and Longwood neighborhoods, and provide an impetus for recommendations put forth by several active community organizations. Hunts Point was identified as a case study from 30 potential development sites that would be served by three new projects--Metro North's Penn Station Access, Long Island Rail Road's East Side Access and the Second Avenue Subway--all of which would receive funding from congestion pricing under Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC initiative.

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