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Strip club says cops are the problem

The manager of a Hunts Point topless bar, and an attorney representing the club, told an administrative judge for the state’s Liquor Authority that police are to blame for their patrons’ unruly behavior, and that the bar should not be shut down. Members of Community Board 2 say the state […]

Crime / Police

Crime rises, but cops hope for better

A mobile command unit on Hunts Point Ave.

Gun violence slightly up, car theft way down The streets of Hunts Point and Longwood are a bit more dangerous this year than last, according to statistics compiled by the 41st Precinct. But as 2012 moved toward its end, the crime rate was falling, allowing police to hope that they […]

Crime / Police

Police beat: November

Shooting victim recovering A 16-year-old Hunts Point girl who was shot in the chest by a group of young men on Nov. 11 was released from Lincoln Hospital after two weeks recovering from her wounds. Police believe she was not the intended victim. The victim had been walking on Bryant […]

Crime / Police

Mourners march in memory of Destiny Sanchez

The Hunts Point vigil for Destiny Sanchez.

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 […]

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Community board resumes battle vs. bars

Longwood residents are bitterly opposed to the opening of a new bar on this stretch of the neighborhood between Whitlock and Westchester avenues.

Attorney complains board member intimidated applicant Prospective bar or lounge owners looking to open a new venue in Hunts Point or Longwood will have to gain approval from a new Community Board 2 sub-committee created to filter out the bad seeds.