Owner flaunted zoning regulations, board contends The owner of a shelter for the homeless in Longwood may be ordered to demolish the building’s top two floors, after the city’s Department of Buildings found they were added illegally. Community Board 2 members say the owner of the building at 731 Southern [...]
Platinum Pleasures is the latest strip club to be shut down in Hunts Point.
Health / Housing
Representatives of a non-profit group hoping to construct a new residence with 20 apartments for people with psychiatric diagnoses got an earful from members of Community Board 2.
Art / Crime / Video
Community Board agrees to push initiative to rename street for Damian “Cheese” Martinez to City Council.
News / Police
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 [...]
Members of the community board and district manager Rafael Salamanca blasted a city program that placed residents in a Longwood aparment building that suffered a serious fire, saying it is shoddily administered, hurts other tenants in the buildings and enriches slumlords.
Crime / Police
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 [...]
Fire ignites debate over city’s policy housing formerly homeless residents.
Medical waste facility seeks to expand The second largest medical waste disposal company in the United States plans to double the capacity of its Hunts Point facility, trucking in more red bags from hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices as far away as Rhode Island. As much as 80 tons of [...]