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Hunts Point – Longwood is a peninsula close to Manhattan in the southeast portion of the Bronx.Read more about Hunts Point - Longwood
Nestled between the Bronx River and East River, the neighborhood is New York City’s best-kept secret and a treasure trove of world-class food and amazing recreation. Hunts Point was named after Thomas Hunt, a European settler who in 1670 built a stone mansion on what is now Joseph Rodman State Park. More recently, the community board joined Hunt Point with its sister neighborhood Longwood to create Hunts Point – Longwood.
Hunts Point - Longwood is anchored by the spectacular Hunts Point Produce Market on Spofford Avenue. It’s the world’s largest food distributor, supplying sixty percent of the city’s shops and restaurants with fresh produce. Covering one million square feet of interior space and employing ten thousand workers, the Hunts Point Produce Market sells food from 56 countries, delivered via plane and boat. The newly relocated Fulton Fish Market sits next door and offers fresh seafood of every variety.
If that’s not enough, the Hunts Point Farmers' Market, held every Wednesday and Saturday from June to November on Hunts Point Avenue, offers the finest upstate fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. For food on the go, walk past the vibrant murals by legendary graffiti artists Tats Cru on Randalls Avenue and look for a food truck parked in an auto service lot for the best brisket and pulled pork in the Bronx.
For some outdoor fun, Barretto State Park is the place to be. Situated along the picturesque East River waterfront, the park has fishermen casting lines off piers and explorers renting canoes and kayaks for a jaunt around the river. A barge with a seven-lane pool offers swimming and amazing views. Landlubbers can enjoy the volleyball and basketball courts and the playground.
There’s also boat-building courses at Hunts Point Riverside Park, the premier performances at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, and fun kids’ programs at the New York Science Studio. Hunts Point – Longwood’s 2, 5 and 6 subway trains get you to midtown Manhattan in less than 25 minutes.