The city broke ground on Lyons Square Park in late November, and plans for Hunts Point Playground are in the final review process.
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
Board 2 voted in longtime board member and Hunts Point native Ralph Acevedo as its new district manager.
Business / Housing
A long-awaited retail mall is scheduled to open on Hunts Point Avenue this fall, but will look much different than an ambitious proposal presented to Community Board 2 five years ago.
Economy / Housing
Some in Hunts Point are frustrated with the city’s Economic Development Corp. for lacking transparency in its process of selecting a winning proposal to develop the closed juvenile detention facility on Spofford Ave.
Simpson Street Residents held a rally on Jan. 8 to protest their landlord’s plan to build a new complex that they say would worsen traffic and parking problems while squeezing yet more people into an already congested area.
Community Board 2 District Manager Rafael Salamanca has announced he will run for the vacant 17th district city council seat, joining a long list of candidates.
Police / Transportation
More than a month after a 16-wheel box truck struck and killed a Hunts Point woman, residents and shopkeepers around Seneca and Bryant avenues are slowly coming to terms with the loss of a neighborhood friend.
Jobs / Transportation
As Baldor Specialty Foods prepares to expand and add 350 jobs, local leaders worry that truck traffic will outweigh some of the benefits to the neighborhood, and that many of those jobs will not go to residents.