Post Tagged with: "Longwood"

News

LBGTQ community rallies against hate

LBGTQ community rallies against hate

Murder of Mark Carson in East Village in May prompts urgent response.

Housing

Community board rejects shelter for homeless

Community Board 2 says the owner of 731 Southern Boulevard built two floors higher than zoning laws allow in order to maximize profit, and there should be consequences.

Owner flaunted zoning regulations, board contends The owner of a shelter for the homeless in Longwood may be ordered to demolish the building’s top two floors, after the city’s Department of Buildings found they were added illegally. Community Board 2 members say the owner of the building at 731 Southern […]

Parks / Transportation

New bus line links Hunts Point, Longwood

The Bx46 awaits passengers on Longwood Avenue near the Prospect Ave. 2/5 station.

Workers getting off their shift at the Hunts Point markets have caught on that the new bus is convenient—and quiet.

Housing

Hope grows on Kelly Street

Tenants and dignitaries gathered to celebrate the renovation of 935 Kelly Street.

Once infested with “rats that looked like cats,” a Longwood apartment building that was on the list of the city’s worst has been given a new life.

Government

Firehouse named a landmark

The newly-landmarked firehouse in Longwood.

Architecture of Longwood buildings honored After more than a century of fighting fires, the Longwood firehouse, home of Engine Co. 73 and Hook & Ladder 42, is now a New York City Landmark. Built in 1900, the two-story engine company building at Prospect and Kelly Street was part of a […]

Crime

Drug takedown nets seven

Police had known for years that the corner of Longwood Avenue and Beck Street was a drug location and that drugs were sold on Longwood and Kelly and on Simpson Street. But it was only after a gun was fired on New Year’s Day last year that they made a federal case of it, – See more at: http://brie.hunter.cuny.edu/hpe/2013/03/02/drug-takedown-nets-seven/#sthash.WS5fnAcC.dpuf

Art / Culture

Indie film depicts daily life of Hunts Point teens

Cast members from "The We and the I."

French director’s latest features local high schoolers Academy Award-winning French filmmaker Michel Gondry is known for blending the real and the surreal, but for a group of young people from Hunts Point, his latest movie is an especially intriguing mix of fantasy and reality. Several local teens make their screen […]

Housing

Sparks fly over Longwood shelter

The inside of 941 Intervale Avenue on Dec. 12, three days after a fire that hospitalized five.

Members of the community board and district manager Rafael Salamanca blasted a city program that placed residents in a Longwood aparment building that suffered a serious fire, saying it is shoddily administered, hurts other tenants in the buildings and enriches slumlords.

Housing

Longwood fire exposes building’s problems

Damage at 941 Intervale Ave. was extensive following a Dec. 7 fire.

Fire ignites debate over city’s policy housing formerly homeless residents.