Crime / Police
Hunts Point vigil calls for end to killings Over 100 people gathered yesterday to mourn outside the Barretto Street building where 15-year-old Destiny Sanchez was found strangled to death and doused in bleach over the Thanksgiving weekend. Mourners brought candles, flowers and teddy bears to the vigil that was arranged [...]
Residents and politicians want Club 11′s license revoked After a string of violent incidents occurred outside Club Eleven, a strip club on Randall Avenue, many outraged members of the community are calling for the club’s liquor license to be revoked. Saying the club’s supervision of its operations are inadequate, the [...]
Crime / Government
A retired judge who wants to change New York’s law that treats teen criminals as adults asked, “How would you like to be defined by a mistake you made when you were a teenager.” The question led to lively debates.
Hunts Point residents speak up about Operation Clean Halls, the program that allows police to patrol inside apartment buildings and to stop residents and demand to know their business and see their identification even in their own homes.
Crime / News
The Bronx Community Pride Center, the borough’s largest LGBTQ service organization, has announced it will shut its doors Friday due to financial problems, according to a press release the group sent out on June 27. The organization, which serves over 1,000 clients annually, relocated from its Mott Haven office, where [...]
Some 80 protesters lit candles and erected “No Cop Zone” posters at a makeshift shrine on the corner of Hoe Ave. and Aldus St. on Friday evening, June 8, where Abduel Garcia, 24, was shot and killed early last week. On Monday, June 4, around 6:45 p.m., Garcia was found [...]
A spate of shootings It was a grisly spring in Hunts Point and Longwood, with seven shootings between the middle of May and the first week in June. Around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, police responded to an anonymous tip at the corner of Tiffany and 167 Street. There [...]
Business / Crime
In a breakthrough for Hunts Point residents who have fought to see an end to the proliferation of strip clubs on the peninsula, the state’s Liquor Authority ruled not to grant an alcohol permit to a club owner who recently re-applied. The agency on April 24th voted down an application [...]
Business / Crime
Representatives of Community Board 2 are furious that state authorities have agreed to grant a liquor license to the owner of Platinum Pleasures, a topless bar set to open soon on Lafayette Ave., despite fierce opposition from board members, community residents and businesses.