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Battle against strip clubs continues

Photo Credit Sara Grile

Plans to open a new strip club on Oak Point Avenue were the last straw, Community Board 2 decided in December. Declaring they were fed up with the neighborhood’s reputation as a place where sex is for sale, the board voted last December to urge the State Liquor Authority to deny […]

Housing / News / Politics

Orlando Marin named to Planning Commission

Orlando Marin

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 / Health

Sludge plant process shuns Hunts Point residents

Former site of NYOFCo plant, which a new venture hopes to reopen soon as an alternative energy operation.

The city will soon decide who will take the place of former sludge processing plant NYOFCo, which closed in 2010, and Hunts Point residents will have no say as to who that will be. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection began taking proposals from applicants looking to process sludge, shortly […]

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Community Board cracks down on bars

Community Board cracks down on bars

By Fausto Giovanny Pinto faustogpinto@gmail.com In a signal that it is hardening its stance on who receives liquor licenses, Community Board 2 recently denied a letter of support to a new bar seeking to open on Westchester Avenue. The board voted 16-1 at its April 27 meeting to withhold its […]

Environment / Transportation

Will Crames Square ever be congestion free?

Will Crames Square ever be congestion free?

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 […]

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New leaders take board’s helm

New leaders take board’s helm

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 […]