Post Tagged with: "Community Board 2"

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In Hunts Point, Halloween celebrates rebirth

Parents and kids alike gathered on Simpson street with their “bobble-head figurines,” made in the likeness of Sister Thomas, Father Gigante and Dr. Izquierdo., who were being honored at the Oct. 22nd Parade

Sister Thomas was standing on a bandstand on Southern Boulevard when her “bobble-head” likeness passed by. Children from a SEBCO afterschool program fashioned the figurine of the well-known community leader from a papier-mâché orb, a pink cardigan and a photograph as part of their entry for this year’s New South […]

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New leaders take board’s helm

New leaders take board’s helm

Three long-time pillars of Community Board 2, the official citizen advisory board that represents Hunts Point and Longwood in everything from block party planning to housing developments, presided over their last meeting on June 30, marking the end of an era in local affairs. Board Chairman Roberto Garcia is resigning […]

Housing / News

Fox Street co-op draws middle income residents

Fox Street co-op draws middle income residents

Thanks to an innovative partnership between a non-profit Christian organization and an affordable housing developer, the first co-op apartment built in Hunts Point or Longwood in nearly a quarter of a century is now (almost) ready for occupancy. The seven-story building at 715 Fox Street at the corner of Fox […]

Environment / Politics

From the editor: The odor from Oak Point Avenue

It’s not just sewage that stinks at the New York Organic Fertilizer Company plant on Oak Point Avenue. From the very beginning, the plant has been bathed in the stench of corruption.

News / Politics

Big changes ahead for Community Board 2

An era is ending at Community Board 2, the neighborhood advisory group that represents Hunts Point and Longwood in matters ranging from block parties to housing developments to the city budget. District Manager John Robert, assistant District Manager Andrea Eisner and board chair Roberto Garcia all announced at the board’s […]

Education / Environment

Community board endorses Hunts Point school

In a letter to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, Community Board 2 has called on the Department of Education to approve plans for Hunts Point High School for Sustainable Community Initiatives, a school to prepare students for green jobs. The school “is capable of changing the landscape and mindset of the […]

Parks

Hunts Point parks: the good, the bad and the ugly

Hunts Point parks: the good, the bad and the ugly

By Stephanie Litsas slitsas@hunter.cuny.edu As Community Board 2 was preparing its annual request for city funds to improve the neighborhood last October, resident after resident rose to complain about the state of their local park or playground. Jose Grafals, the volunteer caretaker of Printers Park on Hoe Avenue, was worried […]

News / Politics

Hunts Point arms for battle over jail

A coalition of Hunts Point neighborhood activists, legal aid organizations, and prisoners rights groups say the city shouldn’t build a 2,000-bed jail at the Oak Point rail yard.