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
City asks residents to help imagine a remake City officials told Community Board 2 at an April meeting that Monsignor Raul Del Valle Square will soon undergo a major facelift, and they want local residents to share their ideas of what the revamped space could look like. The tiny square, [...]
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.
Art / Culture
The streets of Hunts Point and Longwood were alive with performers showcasing their Latin heritage through dance and song on Oct. 6. Eighty-eight performers came together as part of PASEO, a long-anticipated street festival, featuring prominent names like Arthur Aviles, who danced on a window ledge, and Ramon Ramos Alayo [...]
A new chairman has been named to head Community Board 2, the official citizen advisory board that represents Hunts Point and Longwood. Dr. Ian Amritt will replace Orlando Marin who served as chair for a little over a year before being tabbed by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. this summer [...]
Housing / News / Politics
The chairman of Community Board 2, long-time Longwood resident Orlando Marín, will leave the community board to become the Bronx representative on the City Planning Commission. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. nominated Marín earlier this year to succeed Kenneth Knuckles as the Bronx representative on the influential 13-person commission, the [...]
Environment / Transportation
Getting to the Hunts Point subway stop from the Hunts Point peninsula is “hell,” said resident John Carlos on a recent afternoon. “Cars and buses are on all sides. It gets easily crowded and there is not enough time to cross.” Pedestrians have to cross a 72-foot roadway under the [...]
Housing / News
Nos Quedamos, Melrose’s leading developer and manager of affordable housing, has been closed for more than a week in a dispute over its leadership. The organization’s board locked its executive director Yolanda Gonzalez out amid accusations that she had used funds improperly while laying off longtime workers.
Three long-time pillars of Community Board 2, the official citizen advisory board that represents Hunts Point and Longwood in everything from block party planning to housing developments, presided over their last meeting on June 30, marking the end of an era in local affairs. Board Chairman Roberto Garcia is resigning [...]