Platinum Pleasures is the latest strip club to be shut down in Hunts Point.
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 [...]
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 [...]
In the aftermath of Sandy, gas is scarce in Hunts Point While angry New Yorkers endured long waits in line to cast their ballots at disorganized polling sites on election day, some were just as frustrated with long, snaking lines that had formed for a very different reason: the shortage [...]
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 [...]
Hurricane damage light, but some waterfront businesses hit While Superstorm Sandy forced 350,000 New Yorkers to temporarily evacuate their homes as it tore up the east coast on Monday, most residents and businesses in Hunts Point and Longwood escaped relatively unscathed. But a few businesses in the low-lying area near [...]
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 [...]