Post Tagged with: "Community Board 2"

Environment / Health

Sludge plant process shuns Hunts Point residents

Former site of NYOFCo plant, which a new venture hopes to reopen soon as an alternative energy operation.

The city will soon decide who will take the place of former sludge processing plant NYOFCo, which closed in 2010, and Hunts Point residents will have no say as to who that will be. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection began taking proposals from applicants looking to process sludge, shortly […]

News

Community Board cracks down on bars

Community Board cracks down on bars

By Fausto Giovanny Pinto faustogpinto@gmail.com In a signal that it is hardening its stance on who receives liquor licenses, Community Board 2 recently denied a letter of support to a new bar seeking to open on Westchester Avenue. The board voted 16-1 at its April 27 meeting to withhold its […]

Housing / News

Conflict forces closing of Nos Quedamos

Conflict forces closing of Nos Quedamos

Nos Quedamos, Melrose’s leading developer and manager of affordable housing, has been closed for more than a week in a dispute over its leadership. The organization’s board locked its executive director Yolanda Gonzalez out amid accusations that she had used funds improperly while laying off longtime workers.

Business

Community Board battles strip club

Saying strip clubs encourage prostitution and are a neighborhood embarrassment, Community Board 2 has locked horns with the proprietors of King of Clubs, a “gentleman’s club” seeking to open on Oak Point Avenue. Last month, the board asked the State Liquor Authority to turn down a liquor license for King […]

Housing / News / Parks

Homeless men near park draw complaints

Homeless men near park draw complaints

A few years ago, when Tony James was homeless, he looked for help to the Living Room, a drop-in center then in the BankNote building on Lafayette Avenue. Today, James calls the Living Room a neighborhood nuisance.

News

In Hunts Point, Halloween celebrates rebirth

Parents and kids alike gathered on Simpson street with their “bobble-head figurines,” made in the likeness of Sister Thomas, Father Gigante and Dr. Izquierdo., who were being honored at the Oct. 22nd Parade

Sister Thomas was standing on a bandstand on Southern Boulevard when her “bobble-head” likeness passed by. Children from a SEBCO afterschool program fashioned the figurine of the well-known community leader from a papier-mâché orb, a pink cardigan and a photograph as part of their entry for this year’s New South […]

News

New leaders take board’s helm

New leaders take board’s helm

Three long-time pillars of Community Board 2, the official citizen advisory board that represents Hunts Point and Longwood in everything from block party planning to housing developments, presided over their last meeting on June 30, marking the end of an era in local affairs. Board Chairman Roberto Garcia is resigning […]

Housing / News

Fox Street co-op draws middle income residents

Fox Street co-op draws middle income residents

Thanks to an innovative partnership between a non-profit Christian organization and an affordable housing developer, the first co-op apartment built in Hunts Point or Longwood in nearly a quarter of a century is now (almost) ready for occupancy. The seven-story building at 715 Fox Street at the corner of Fox […]

Environment / Politics

From the editor: The odor from Oak Point Avenue

It’s not just sewage that stinks at the New York Organic Fertilizer Company plant on Oak Point Avenue. From the very beginning, the plant has been bathed in the stench of corruption.