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“This is the beginning of the End” Julio

      After surviving decades of hardship to remain in business, the planned rezoning for the Jerome Avenue corridor is threatening the continued existence of the automotive repair community. After surviving decades of hardship to remain in business, the planned rezoning for the Jerome Avenue corridor is threatening the continued existence of the automotive […]

City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer takes a walk around the neighborhood of Jerome Avenue accompanied of the President of United Auto Merchants Association, Mr. Pedro J. Estevez.

City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer takes a walk around the neighborhood of Jerome Avenue accompanied of the President of United Auto Merchants Association, Mr. Pedro J. Estevez. The nature of the visit is to find how the automotive community feels about the slated rezoning of the Jerome avenue corridor.

Auto hub housing 45 businesses to set up shop in the Bronx

The industrial park facility will have 45 businesses that range from body repairs to oil changes on Leggett Avenue in Hunts Point. (10/6/15) THE BRONX – An 84,000-square foot facility that houses over 40 auto businesses is set to open in the Bronx. The industrial park facility will have 45 businesses that range from body […]

Sunrise Co-op Press Conference

“The Mayor of New York had the authority to tell the Department of Buildings, give them a letter of no objection,” Estevez said. “But if you don’t give them their permits to bring this up to code, how are they going to do it? … We are hardworking people over here that deserve an opportunity to drive instead of strive.”

Auto shops near arrival date in Hunts Point

“We’re going to create a model of the automotive industry that has never been done before,” said Pedro Estevez, president of the non-profit United Auto Merchants Association, who helped negotiate the move with the city. The building at 1080 Leggett Ave. is also home to a wholesale supply company and the local branch of a large truck manufacturer. Customers will drive through a back entrance on Barry Street and up a ramp into the warehouse, where they’ll be able to get new tires, body work, engine repairs and other services all in one place.