Crime / Police

Lawmaker wants better community policing

Community leaders and some elected officials hope the new mayoral administration will help mend fences between residents and law enforcement. The city’s community policing programs lost momentum during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 12-year rein at City Hall, says Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, whose district includes Hunts Point.

Crime / Police

Mirror thefts vex Hunts Point drivers

Theft of side mirrors continues to plague Hunts Point drivers.

Drivers in Hunts Point have long suspected some auto parts shops are selling them back their own stolen mirrors.

Crime / Police

Legislators say they’ll get tough on clubs

Community Board 2 chair Ian Amritt at a press conference in front of Club 11 on Randall Avenue on Sept. 5.

A bill sponsored by two state legislators would give community boards more say in the state’s decision to provide or withhold liquor licenses.

Government / Police

Borough President calls for gun crime registry

The Bronx Borough President wants the New York State Legislature to create a new online registry that would list gun owners who have been convicted of gun-related crimes. In his annual State of the Borough address on March 5,, Ruben Diaz Jr. urged the legislature to establish a gun crime […]

News / Police

Strip club says cops are the problem

The manager of a Hunts Point topless bar, and an attorney representing the club, told an administrative judge for the state’s Liquor Authority that police are to blame for their patrons’ unruly behavior, and that the bar should not be shut down. Members of Community Board 2 say the state […]

Crime / Police

Crime rises, but cops hope for better

A mobile command unit on Hunts Point Ave.

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 […]

Crime / Police

Police beat: November

Shooting victim recovering A 16-year-old Hunts Point girl who was shot in the chest by a group of young men on Nov. 11 was released from Lincoln Hospital after two weeks recovering from her wounds. Police believe she was not the intended victim. The victim had been walking on Bryant […]

Crime / Police

Mourners march in memory of Destiny Sanchez

The Hunts Point vigil for Destiny Sanchez.

Hunts Point vigil calls for end to killings Over 100 people gathered yesterday to mourn outside the Barretto Street building where 15-year-old Destiny Sanchez was found strangled to death and doused in bleach over the Thanksgiving weekend.  Mourners brought candles, flowers and teddy bears to the vigil that was arranged […]

News / Police

Community board resumes battle vs. bars

Longwood residents are bitterly opposed to the opening of a new bar on this stretch of the neighborhood between Whitlock and Westchester avenues.

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.