Rep. Ocasio-Cortez tours Hunts Point Terminal Market as stakeholders seek to revamp facility
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez walked the premises of the Hunts Point Terminal Market as part of an event to discuss the future of the facility.
Hunts Point is now part of Ocasio-Cortez’s district due to redistricting. Union leaders at the market say she was instrumental not only in helping workers get a raise last year, but also securing grant funding for the market’s revitalization.
The congresswoman says she learned the importance of modernizing the infrastructure, limiting air pollution, and ensuring everyone is taken care of, from the farmers supplying food, to the consumers.
Officials say the facility employs around 2,000 people now, but with advancements they hope to quadruple that number in the coming decade.