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Business / Culture

Shuttered fertilizer plant now huge events venue

An estimated 6000 gather for a concert on the Hunts Point waterfront on April 8.

Could the sleepy, industrially zoned Hunts Point waterfront be home to New York City’s next big event center?

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.

Business / Environment

Waterfront cement facility in the works

An artist’s rendering of a 16-acre parcel near Oak Point Ave., which would include wetlands, a greenway, a new pier and a state-of-the-art cement plant.

A Canadian cement company will break ground in August on a 16-acre parcel at the end of East 149th Street, building a facility it said will “revolutionize” the way cement is distributed around the region through water-borne transportation.

Housing / Jobs

Spofford redux nears planning phase

The view from Spofford.

The city will soon solicit ideas for developing the former juvenile detention center on Spofford Avenue. Community Board 2 wants to be sure local residents are involved in the process from the get-go.

Business / Crime

New bar opens where strip club stood

The new bar on opening day.

A new sports bar has opened on the site of one of Hunts Point’s notorious strip clubs.

Education / Housing

Longwood shelter set to close

Shelter resident Antoinette Redman worried where the city will move her.

Over 40 families living in a tLongwood shelter were told to they had 24 hours to pack their things in two garbage bags before being moved out.


Community board says local shelter is illegal

The building at 1073-1075 Hall Place was converted into a shelter without Community Board 2's knowledge.

The landlord of a residential building in Longwood is in hot water with Community Board 2 members and staff, who say he has been illegally operating it as a shelter for five years.

Government / Politics

Community board greets new members

Community Board 2 members and staff met in Longwood on June 22.

New and currently serving members of Community Board 2 gathered for a retreat in June to get a better understanding of how they can best serve Hunts Point and Longwood.