Crime / Police

New top cop takes over in Hunts Point

From the 41st Precinct's Twitter account. Captain Louis De Ceglie, left, with Deputy Inspector Martine Materasso in front of the precinct last week.

A cop with a history of taking down some of the borough’s notorious gangs and crews is the new commanding officer at the 41st Precinct.

Crime / Police

Despite drop in crime, some say they’re on edge

Ana Faure, a Bryant resident,

Although crime in the 41st Precinct has dropped dramatically over the past 25 years,fear of crime still nags at residents and keeps them from enjoying their lives fully, according to interviews with about a dozen people on the streets of Longwood in recent weeks.


Crime edged down in 2015

NYPD statistics showing a drop in six of the seven major crimes from 2014 to 2015.

Crime rates declined in Hunts Point in 2015, following an encouraging trend of dropping crime levels across the city. Many residents credit officers from the 41st Precinct for their work in keeping violence down. “They’re doing a lot of positive things. I’ve seen changes over the last couple of years,” […]

Crime / Police

Bodegas agree not to sell K2

A bodega on Southern Boulevard posts a sign announcing it won't carry K2.

Bodega owners across the Bronx have joined the call of elected officials to rein in dangerous synthetic marijuana, by pledging to stop selling it.

Crime / Police

Hoe Ave. drug bust takes down 20

914 Hoe Ave.

NYPD and FBI bust a suspected drug ring at 914 Hoe Ave.

Crime / Housing

Watching the block: Three women look back – and ahead – on Kelly Street

Lonnie Brice, Jennifer Foster and Carolyn Waring in the Kelly Street Garden.

Three women who came to live on Kelly Street as teenagers are trying to reclaim some of that “togetherness” they say they once found there by resurrecting the Kelly Street Block Association.

Business / Crime

New bar opens where strip club stood

The new bar on opening day.

A new sports bar has opened on the site of one of Hunts Point’s notorious strip clubs.

Crime / Police

41st Precinct welcomes community

Juan Ramos (left) and Elias Matamoros (right) registering their cell phones with the NYPD Operation ID Program.

Hunts Point cops held an event to meet their neighbors on Sept. 13.


Four charged with carjacking in slaying of livery drivers

Three men have been charged with an August 12 carjacking that resulted in the murder of a 62-year-old livery driver on Bryant Avenue.