Post Tagged with: "Community Board 2"

Housing / Politics

Councilman looks to defend his seat in Sept. 12 primary

City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr.

“Every couple of weeks, there’s a different pressing issue,” says City Councilman Rafael Salamanca, 37, who will run in a Sept. 12 primary to protect his seat in the 17th City Council District.

Government / Politics

New chair brings fighting spirit to Board 2

Roberto Crespo meets with transportation officials on East 163rd Street to discuss local traffic problems.

In selecting Roberto Crespo to be its new chair, Community Board 2 has tabbed a lifelong resident who says he will play hardball with developers and city officials to ensure Hunts Point residents get a fair shake.

Police

Crossing the Bruckner still a dangerous affair

A pedestrian runs for his life crossing the Bruckner Expressway on Hunts Point Avenue.

The six-lane Bruckner Boulevard has one of the highest traffic volumes in the city, and was the scene for three vehicular deaths in March and April. As a result, neighbors and elected officials are demanding that the city make some changes to improve lives for pedestrians.

Economy / Housing

‘Peninsula’ housing plan questioned

A projection of what the area on Spofford Avenue will like once construction on The Peninsula is completed  in five years.

An ambitious plan to transform the shuttered Bridges Juvenile Justice Center into affordable housing and community space met resistance when Community Board 2 learned that a new city policy calls for 10 percent of The Peninsula’s 740 new apartments would be set aside for homeless families.

Business / Culture

Shuttered fertilizer plant now huge events venue

An estimated 6000 gather for a concert on the Hunts Point waterfront on April 8.

Could the sleepy, industrially zoned Hunts Point waterfront be home to New York City’s next big event center?

Housing / News

Major housing development nears approval

Major housing development nears approval

A proposal for two 14-story buildings with close to 500 apartments planned for Whitlock Avenue is close to securing approval from Community Board 2, but some want assurances from the developer that community benefits are a big part of any agreement.

Parks

Area parks await upgrades

Area parks await upgrades

The city broke ground on Lyons Square Park in late November, and plans for Hunts Point Playground are in the final review process.

Housing

Shelter system under renewed scrutiny after Hunts Point tragedy

Apartment 1C is cordoned off as officials investigate the cause of the accident that killed two toddlers.

Elected officials have vowed to take action to avoid future accidents like the one that killed two girls on Wednesday, and also discontinue the city’s “cluster-site” shelter system.

Environment / Government

Native son stays home to run Community Board 2

Ralph Acevedo

Board 2 voted in longtime board member and Hunts Point native Ralph Acevedo as its new district manager.