In 2018 GHPEDC was granted a three year award by the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) to provide commercial revitalization services to the Hunts Point and Longwood retail corridors. The grant, which is part of SBS’ Avenue NYC initiative, will help strengthen organizational capacity to carry out locally-tailored projects targeting the small businesses and residents of Hunts Point and Longwood.
The SBS Avenue NYC program has published several in-depth commercial profiles of our neighborhoods called Commercial District Needs Assessments (CDNAs). Partnering Community Development Organizations (CDOs) gathered the data required to produce these documents. GHPEDC provided research for the Hunts Point/Longwood CDNA, while Women’s Housing & Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) did research for the Southern Boulevard CDNA. To read the reports, please click on the links below:
GHPEDC also produced the Hunts Point/Longwood Retail Business Guide, which features all the local retail businesses, community organizations, and points of interest.
GHPEDC worked with SBS and BRIC Arts Media to create two short video "commercials" highlighting the area. Our thirty-second video, “Hardworking Hunts Point" narrated by Project HOPE’s Miguel Calderon, is about the tenacity of neighborhood residents and businesses. Our one-minute video, “Who is Nicky Hot Dogs?,” features a profile of one local merchant, Nicholas Madio.
For more about GHPEDC's Avenue NYC program, contact: Jose Taveras, Avenue NYC Program Manager, email: firstname.lastname@example.org:
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