Crowley Applauds Agreement to Keep Hunts Point Market in the Bronx

Jun 1, 2011 Issues:

Washington, D.C. —Today, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), applauded the news that the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Cooperative (also called the Hunts Point Market) reached an agreement with the City to extend its lease and remain in the Bronx.

“The Hunts Point Market has been a mainstay in the Bronx for over 40 years, and with this agreement, it will continue to be a cornerstone of our community,” said Congressman Crowley. “Thousands of Bronxites – and millions of New Yorkers – depend on the Co-op for fresh produce and goods. The Co-op also provides thousands of jobs in our community and helps boost economic activity in the area.  I’m pleased to have been a part of making today’s agreement possible, and I look forward to working with both the City and the Co-op to ensure the Hunts Point Market has a strong and prosperous future in the Bronx.”

Congressman Crowley is a seven-term representative from the 7th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He serves as chief deputy whip in the Democratic leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.