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Education / Parks

Playstreets program starts soon

The Police Athletic League's Summer Playstreets Program will kick off on July 7.

Some streets will be closed off to traffic so kids can use them for fun and games this summer.

Parks

11th Annual Fish Parade highlights youth

PS 48's marching band at the 11th annual Fish Parade.

The 11th annual Hunts Point Fish Parade made its way through the streets of the peninsula to Barretto Point Park, kicking off summer on the peninsula.

Crime

Police warn of burglary wave

A series of daytime break-ins, all by the same burglars, police believe, has led the 41st Precinct to issue a warning, suggest precautions and ask residents for help to catch the theives.

Environment / Parks

Starlight Park gets flood protection grant

Starlight Park

A $4.4 million federal grant is aimed to establish new wetlands at Starlight Park, helping to protect the park and nearby residents from flooding caused by future storms.

Crime / Police

Officer from 41st Precinct honored for bravery

Deputy Inspector Philip Rivera, left, stands alongside Officer Juan Pichardo atht eh 41st Precinct on Longwood Avenue on June 10. Pichardo received an award for his courage earlier in the day, after turning the tables on four armed burglars last year.

Officer Juan Pichardo received an award for bravery for singlehandedly breaking up an attempted burglary while off duty in 2013, and at the same time wiping out a dangerous crime ring.

Education

HPAC holds Book Bash

Hunts Point families enjoyed a visit from The Man in the Yellow Hat (HPAC ECE teacher, Anya Perret) and Curious George (HPAC Scholar, Anthony Muentes) at the Hunts Point Alliance for Children's first Book Bash on May 31st held at the Hunts Point Recreation Center.

 

Transportation

Street work underway in Longwood, Hunts Point

Milling and Resurfacing has begun or will begin shortly at the locations in Hunts Point and Longwood listed below. Anyone wishing to make a comment or complaint about the contractors or the work being done should contact Community Board 2 for assistance at 718-328-9125 or rsalamanca@cb.nyc.gov. -Hoe Avenue Bruckner Boulevard to […]

Environment / Food

Waterfront planners receive $20M grant

An artist's sketch shows what the Hunts Point waterfront could look like with federal and city funding to create jobs and protect the shoreline.

A team of planners and engineers has been awarded $20 million in federal funding to enact a plan to protect and revitalize the Hunts Point waterfront.

Crime / Police

Precinct offers free document shredding

The 41st Precinct stationhouse at 1035 Longwood Ave. will provide free shredding for residents on Sunday, June 1, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Anyone looking for a way to prevent identity theft should bring documents containing personal or sensitive information to be destroyed on the spot. Those interested are […]