Post Tagged with: "Community Board 2"

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.

Education

Local school squeezed for play space

Students from the Bronx Charter School for the Arts compete with parked cars for play space on Longfellow Avenue.

Community Board 2 has joined sides with the Bronx Charter School for the Arts to push the transportation dept. to limit cars on their street so that students can play in peace.

Housing

Renters eagerly await affordable housing

The building at

The mayor’s plan to build 80,000 affordable apartments is badly needed, say residents, but sky-high demand and median income guidelines have some worried they won’t be able to take advantage.

Transportation

Residents tell traffic engineers: ‘Leave our street alone’

Dr. Lucretia Jones points out the problems she says the city has brought about by turning her block into a one-way.

In July, the transportation department converted part of Dawson Street to a two-way street to cut down on a major speeding problem. But when they extended the project to change traffic flow on an adjacent block without informing the community, residents were furious.

Business / Health

Planned marijuana dispensary divides Hunts Point

The site of a proposed new medical marijuana dispensary on Oak Point Ave.

A company that specializes in selling medical marijuana is slated to open a dispensary in Hunts Point on Jan. 1 2016, worrying some residents that it will bring back with it the kinds of vice and crime the community has been fighting for decades.

Environment / Food

Flood protection funds aren’t enough, say advocates

An artist's sketch shows what the Hunts Point waterfront could look like with federal and city funding to create jobs and protect the shoreline.

Community leaders worry that Hunts Point isn’t getting the focus it should from federal and city officials to help safeguard it from future storms that could potentially cripple the city’s food supply and flood the neighborhood.

Economy / Housing

Hunts Point debates Spofford’s fate

Residents and city officials discuss the future of Spoffod at The Point on July 29.

Plans to redevelop the notorious Bridges Juvenile Center, better known as Spofford, are finally moving ahead and organizations from the Bronx and beyond want in on the action.

Crime / Police

Hoe Ave. drug bust takes down 20

914 Hoe Ave.

NYPD and FBI bust a suspected drug ring at 914 Hoe Ave.