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AS DEADLINE APPROACHES; HUNTS POINT MARKET PLANS REMAIN IN "LIMBO"




The produce vendors at Hunts Point are not even close to signing a new lease with the city—the current one expires on May 31—but they are likely to stay in the Bronx for at least the next several years.
City officials and members of the Terminal Produce Cooperative Market say they are hammering out a short-term extension while they haggle over a 30- or 40-year lease that would include a $320 million revamp of the antiquated facility, the country's largest wholesale produce market.
But a temporary arrangement with New York will not stop the cooperative's talks with New Jersey officials, who are aggressively trying to persuade the market to relocate. In fact, a significant minority of the 47 members of the cooperative are fed up with the dilapidated site and with the city's dithering on how to fund an upgrade. They want to move to the Garden State and are putting further pressure on the tense negotiations between the city and the produce executives.
“Three years ago, the city had a home-field advantage,” said Daniel Kane, head of Teamsters Local 202, which represents 1,500 of the market's employees. “New Jersey is competing now. It's a problem if 28 vendors want to stay and 19 want to move to New Jersey.”




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