A bill sponsored by two state legislators would give community boards more say in the state’s decision to provide or withhold liquor licenses.
Attorney complains board member intimidated applicant Prospective bar or lounge owners looking to open a new venue in Hunts Point or Longwood will have to gain approval from a new Community Board 2 sub-committee created to filter out the bad seeds.
All ten-year-olds need a boost of encouragement, especially those who go on to change the world, believes one fourth grader from Longwood. Shelley Polanco, who will enter the fifth grade at P.S. 333 in the fall, won this year’s Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition, for writing and binding her first novel, [...]
Hunts Point is the city’s ground zero for a state initiative to police businesses and trucks that pollute. At a July 18 press conference on Longwood Ave., representatives from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, Community Board 2 and The Point CDC ushered in “ECO-Quality,” a project aimed at cracking [...]
In the year since Bridges Juvenile Center was decommissioned, the hulking building surrounded by barbed wire that has occupied five acres on Spofford Ave. since 1957, has remained empty. Now that the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development has said it will begin taking proposals from developers interested in [...]
Five members of Community Board 2, the advisory board that represents Hunts Point and Longwood, are running unopposed in this month’s election and will retain their positions. Dr. Ian Amritt will serve a second term as chairman of the board. The board elected him chair last spring to replace Orlando [...]
The city’s plans to rent nearly a third of the BankNote building to serve as a major hub for the borough’s public assistance programs has touched off a debate about the impact of bringing more than 2,200 residents in need to the neighborhood each day. “It’s a time bomb waiting [...]
By Kenneth Christensen firstname.lastname@example.org Hunts Point has been home to some of the city’s highest unemployment and asthma rates for decades, but city officials hope an initiative that will bring an alternative fueling facility to the neighborhood will help to reduce both problems. The proposal is part of the Hunts [...]