Post Tagged with: "Community Board 2"

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.

Business / Housing

New mall to open soon next to Bruckner Boulevard

The Crossing at Southern.

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

City’s process to develop Spofford draws rebukes

City’s process to develop Spofford draws rebukes

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.

Housing

Proposed development will hurt Longwood, say residents

Proposed development will hurt Longwood, say residents

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.

Politics

Rafael Salamanca announces City Council run

Rafael Salamanca announces City Council run

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

Trip to laundromat ends tragically for local woman

The Intersection of Seneca and Bryant avenues.

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

Baldor prepares for major expansion

The Food Center Drive entrance to Baldor Specialty Foods.

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.

News

Community activist Twana Gilliard-Green dies at 42

Twana Gilliard-Green

A longtime local activist and community board member, Twana Gilliard-Green, succumbed to a protracted battle with lupus. She died on Oct. 31.