"Not My First Choice"
Ok, Hunt's Point gets a bad rap, but has improved a lot since the 1970s and 80s. You will now find the popular Barretto Point Park with the seasonal floating swimming pool, as well as The POINT and BAAD!, two arts-focused non-profits. The area is largely industrial, so even in broad daylight it's quite possible that you may be the only one in sight on certain streets. This is also home to the mammoth Hunt's Point Terminal Market. If you have bought produce, fish, or meats, it's likely this is the point of origin. The not-so-good? Since Giuliani, crime is down and the its reputation for prostitution is largely a thing of the past, but this is still one of the highest crime neighborhoods in the Bronx. Asthma, poverty, and addiction are all still a sad reality here.