Platinum Pleasures is the latest strip club to be shut down in Hunts Point.
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, [...]
Gun violence slightly up, car theft way down The streets of Hunts Point and Longwood are a bit more dangerous this year than last, according to statistics compiled by the 41st Precinct. But as 2012 moved toward its end, the crime rate was falling, allowing police to hope that they [...]
The Office of the Bronx Borough President will be accepting applications for all 12 Community Boards from city residents who live or work in the Bronx. Community boards are comprised of local residents, who are appointed by the Borough President of each of the city’s five boroughs to serve in [...]
The Bronx Community Pride Center, the borough’s largest LGBTQ service organization, has announced it will shut its doors Friday due to financial problems, according to a press release the group sent out on June 27. The organization, which serves over 1,000 clients annually, relocated from its Mott Haven office, where [...]
Results from soil testing by the state have revealed worrying levels of toxins on a Longwood site the local health care agency Urban Health Plan had planned to convert into parking space for its growing operation. Three years ago the organization signed a contract to buy the empty lot at [...]
In a breakthrough for Hunts Point residents who have fought to see an end to the proliferation of strip clubs on the peninsula, the state’s Liquor Authority ruled not to grant an alcohol permit to a club owner who recently re-applied. The agency on April 24th voted down an application [...]
Representatives of Community Board 2 are furious that state authorities have agreed to grant a liquor license to the owner of Platinum Pleasures, a topless bar set to open soon on Lafayette Ave., despite fierce opposition from board members, community residents and businesses.
By Daniel Bejarano It took 14 years of car accidents, but finally, the Department of Transportation has put two new stop signs at the corner of East 156th and Kelly Streets. The signs went up March 16th, just two days after a contentious community board meeting at which residents blasted [...]