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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Maria Torres 2007


  • Title: President & COO
  • Company: The Point Community Development Corporation
  • Location: Hunts Point section of The Bronx, NY
  • Birthplace: Valley Stream, NY, 1971

Family: 2 sons: Daniel (8) and Marcus (4)

College: Cornell University

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am in charge of operations at The Point CDC— a non-profit community center in Hunts Point. Oversee various programs and projects, ie., Boathouse site development by Hunts Point Riverside Park.

Hobbies: Big Mets fan, playing with my two boys

Favorite book: “The Alienist” by Caleb Carr

Favorite movie: “The Godfather”

Person you admire most (outside of family): Oprah

Keys to success: Hard work and being at the right place at the right time

If you had to choose another vocation, what would it be? Sitcom writer, or talk show host