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Blaze damages Social Security building

An NYPD flyer released on Dec. 31, with an image of the suspected arsonist.

A fire that may have been deliberately set resulted in the evacuation of Longwood’s Feldco building, where Community Board 2, the social security office and a program for the developmentally disabled are located.

Government / Police

Pols call for more monitoring of cops

Assemblymen Marcos Crespo (right) and Karim Camara outlining their plans for new laws addressing police oversight.

Assemblyman says he will urge fellow legislators to create a temporary state commission on excessive use of force by law enforcement, among other measures.

Crime / Police

41st Precinct welcomes community

Juan Ramos (left) and Elias Matamoros (right) registering their cell phones with the NYPD Operation ID Program.

Hunts Point cops held an event to meet their neighbors on Sept. 13.

Crime / Police

Police beat: Robberies on the rise

This police sketch

Robberies are up in Hunts Point so far this year, and a wave of car break-ins has been reported near the jail barge off Food Center Drive.

Crime / Police

Rikers assaults blamed for high auto insurance

Car owners hope a proposed law that would remove Rikers Island assault statistics from the 41st Precinct's ledger will help bring down insurance rates.

Residents and elected officials are pushing for new legislation that would remove assaults committed by inmates at Rikers Island from Hunts Point’s crime statistics. They hope it will also reduce auto insurance rates.

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.

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 […]

Crime / Police

Platinum Pleasures reopens under new owner

Platinum Pleasures has reopened under new ownership, despite attempts by a local pastor to buy the building and convert it into a church.

Many thought they had seen the last of Hunts Point’s strip clubs, but one topless bar hangs on.

Crime / Police

Community board demands bars shape up

The Oro Grill on Prospect Avenue.

Community Board 2 is continuing its efforts to shut down bars and strip clubs it regards as magnets for rowdiness, noise or violence.