Post Tagged with: "District Manager Rafael Salamanca"

Education / Housing

Longwood shelter set to close

Shelter resident Antoinette Redman worried where the city will move her.

Over 40 families living in a tLongwood shelter were told to they had 24 hours to pack their things in two garbage bags before being moved out.


New top cop in Hunts Point


There will be new leadership at the 41st Precinct.

Parks / Video

City puts 52 Park rehab on drawing board

Shyquan using the jungle gym at 52 Park.

52 Park will get a long-needed facelift to add a skate park and make its playground safer, its basketball courts more playable and its theater more audience-friendly.

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

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.

Business / Environment

Community board looks to keep auto shops out

About 50 auto shops that were thrown out of Queens have signed a lease to move into this warehouse on Leggett Avenue.

Angry about being shut out of discussions, local leaders say Hunts Point doesn’t need another 50 auto repair shops.

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.


Law and order: the year in crime

Law and order: the year in crime

Domestic violence remains a serious concern in Hunts Point and assaults among inmates on Riker’s Island continue to skew crime stats, but shootings and killings are down.


State slaps down two strip clubs

The State Liquor Authority today denied a request from King of Clubs Topless Entertainment group to open a new strip club in Hunts Point. The group’s owners first came in front of Community Board 2 in December 2010 to ask for a letter of support to open a new bar […]