Post Tagged with: "Assemblyman Marcos Crespo"

Crime / Government

Officials want juice bars monitored

Community Board 2’s Liquor and Franchising committee chair Robert Crespo, flanked by elected officials and residents, was one of several speakers who called for new legislation to rein in juice bar strip clubs.

Lawmakers are pushing for legislation that would tighten a loophole that now allows strip clubs to sell juice when they can’t get a liquor license.

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.

Environment / Transportation

Rally seeks action on Bruckner ramps

Advocates and businesses rallied at Monsignor del Valle Square at the corner of Hunts Point Avenue and Bruckner Blvd. on Dec. 10 to urge Governor Cuomo to build ramps to the food markets.

Ramps between the expressway and the markets would help reduce traffic on local streets, according to the city’s final report.

Housing / News

Faile Street tenants fight on

Tenants of 836 Faile Street joined their counterparts on Jackson Avenue in Melrose to protest conditions under property owner Stabilis Management.

Stabilis specializes in acquiring run-down properties, and housing advocates say it milks buildings for profit without regard to their tenants.

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.


P.S. 48 parents say bullying must stop

P.S. 48, on Spofford Avenue.

Over a dozen worried parents attended a meeting at Bright Temple AME Church on May 31, to discuss what they say is a serious bullying problem their children face at P.S. 48.


Protesters rally to close Club Heat

Chanting “Turn off the heat,” some 50 protesters rallied in front of the Hunts Point strip bar Club Heat on March 2, to pressure the club to leave the neighborhood. Community Board 2 members organized the rally, angry that the club and other nudie bars on the peninsula are dragging […]

News / Parks

March calls for safer park, neighborhood

Family members gather in front of the Sankar residence, as Rev. Carmen Hernandez leads the group in prayer.

In the oblong shadows cast by the industrial equipment turned sculpture in Concrete Plant Park, a solemn group of around 120 mourners and activists gathered on Oct. 16 to remember the brief life of 18-year-old Anil Sankar, and to call for a safer neighborhood. Sankar was the Touro College student […]