Education / Parks
Adults hope football will help keep kids off drugs Residents who oversee a local youth football team in hopes of keeping them drug-free, want to convert an abandoned Longwood tennis court into a turf field where the kids can practice. Glen Williams, a former drug counselor, says he wants to [...]
Residents and politicians want Club 11′s license revoked After a string of violent incidents occurred outside Club Eleven, a strip club on Randall Avenue, many outraged members of the community are calling for the club’s liquor license to be revoked. Saying the club’s supervision of its operations are inadequate, the [...]
With its oversize windows and two-tone gray brick façade, 1115 Intervale Avenue resembles a luxury apartment building. But it will house low-income seniors who won one of the 47 apartments in this newly-built rental building in a lottery—and are almost as happy as if they’d won the Powerball lottery itself.
News / Police
Attorney complains board member intimidated applicant Prospective bar or lounge owners looking to open a new venue in Hunts Point or Longwood will have to gain approval from a new Community Board 2 sub-committee created to filter out the bad seeds.
Residents angry strippers, customers are using local parking lot Strippers and the customers who pay to see them dance at a recently opened club in Hunts Point are parking under the golden arches of a nearby McDonald’s and residents are not lovin’ it.
Economy / Transportation
MTA’s proposal for new route excites local commuters For years, Hunts Point residents have heard the sound of Amtrak trains speeding past without stopping, en route to northern destinations. Now, Metro-North is considering adding a line with a stop in Hunts Point, using those same tracks.
Parks / Transportation
A new bus route that would connect the Hunts Point peninsula to the Longwood side of the Bruckner Expressway could begin transporting passengers by the summer of next year. Officials from the city’s Transit Authority told members of Community Board 2 on Sept. 13 that initial plans call for a [...]
Art / Education
All ten-year-olds need a boost of encouragement, especially those who go on to change the world, believes one fourth grader from Longwood. Shelley Polanco, who will enter the fifth grade at P.S. 333 in the fall, won this year’s Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition, for writing and binding her first novel, [...]
Environment / Transportation
Hunts Point is the city’s ground zero for a state initiative to police businesses and trucks that pollute. At a July 18 press conference on Longwood Ave., representatives from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, Community Board 2 and The Point CDC ushered in “ECO-Quality,” a project aimed at cracking [...]