Crime

Crime / News

Livery drivers face rising costs and violence

Livery drivers face rising costs and violence

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com At the corner of Longwood and Garrison avenues a block east of the Bruckner Expressway, the livery drivers who drive for Hunts Point’s BQN Car Service wait at the wheels of their black and gray sedans to hear their next destination from the dispatcher. Many of […]

Art / Crime / Education / Health / Housing / Jobs / News / Parks / Transportation

‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

By Sarah Trefethen sarah.trefethen@motthavenherald.com A number of Mott Haven community leaders are complaining that they have been left out of planning the South Bronx Greenway’s future. At stake, they argue, is not only recreation but jobs.

Crime / News

Prostitution still plagues Hunts Point

Women say roving Johns make them feel afraid By Shuli Levine slevi@hunter.cuny.edu Illustration provided by Hunts Point Alliance for Children. Mention Hunts Point to an outsider and the word he or she is likely to think of is “hooker.” The 20-year-old HBO documentary branded the neighborhood indelibly. “Hookers at the […]

Crime / News

Hookers are victims too say outreach workers

Trading on Hunts Point’s reputation, pimps continue to bring their women to the area. By Shuli Levine slevi@hunter.cuny.edu Residents should “see these girls as victims, under the control of pimps,” says Julie Laurence, the clinical director of G.E.M.S (Girls Education and Mentoring Service). G.E.M.S. is working with Bronx Community Solutions […]