LINKS IN THE CHAIN: The New Fulton Street Fishmongers

By Brian Waniewski  / Photos by JR Sheetz

The neighborhood of Hunts Point, in the South Bronx, is forbidding in the early morning hours. Lodged beneath a knot of expressways, river on all sides, its dark industrial streets are lined with low barbed wire-edged buildings. A non-stop stream of long-haul trucks rumbles in from all over, with fresh edible cargo, billions of pounds each year— vegetables, meat, fish. That’s why we’re here. Where the Bronx and East Rivers meet sits the New Fulton Fish Market, the oldest in the U.S., and the second largest on the planet after Tokyo.

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