After numerous delays, including a lawsuit, the Hunts Point Fish Market finally opened yesterday. The 430,000 square foot, $85 million facility was met with praise from some, while others knitpicked about some details (aww, too cold!). Mayor Bloomberg claimed that Hunts Point would bring $1 billion in economic activity a year in The Bronx, but some fishmongers said that business was down 40% on the first day. There is some concern about the shared costs, which include electricity, snow removal and security.
For those that are feeling nostalgic for the Fulton Fish Market, be sure to check out pictures from Joe Holmes and from Keith at Overshadowed.