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.
By Shanae Simmons and Joe Hirsch Chanting “Turn off the heat,” some 50 protesters rallied in front of the Hunts Point strip bar Club Heat on March 2nd, to pressure the club to leave the neighborhood. Community Board 2 members organized the rally, angry that the club and other nudie [...]
Crime / Education
By Kenneth Christensen There was little change in most major crime categories in 2011 in Hunts Point and Longwood compared with the previous year, according to the NYPD. Thefts of electronic devices and gold jewelry continued to plague residents locally. Two November incidents highlighted the problem.
Crime / News
As if the long lingering recession were not economic burden enough, now residents of the South Bronx have a new worry: keeping their vehicles out of harm’s way while they sleep. About 50 cars in the area have had their tires slashed at night since the new year began, costing [...]
Business / News / Politics
The city’s plans to rent nearly a third of the BankNote building to serve as a major hub for the borough’s public assistance programs has touched off a debate about the impact of bringing more than 2,200 residents in need to the neighborhood each day. “It’s a time bomb waiting [...]
Crime / News
The 41st precinct has a new commanding officer, but the challenges facing law enforcement in Hunts Point and Longwood remain familiar. Philip Rivera, 37, took over in September from Deputy Inspector Donald McHugh, who was transferred to NYPD’s counter-terrorism unit after leading the Longwood Avenue precinct since early in 2008. [...]