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Culture / Education

Casita Maria marks 80 years with famed alumni

Benny Bonilla receives his conga shaped birthday cake at Casita Maria's 80th anniversary party.

On Jan. 21, Casita Maria celebrated its 80th anniversary with an exhibition of distinguished alumni and their successes to show the community how the organization has shaped the lives of past “Casita Kids.”

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.


PS 75 students win prizes

Alberto Serrano, with his teacher, Ms. Cedeno, at PS 75, unveiling his pedestrian safety poster.

With the number of pedestrians injured crossing the street on the rise in Hunts Point, the 41st Precinct sponsored a contest at PS 75 and asked students to create posters depicting the right way to cross the street.

Business / Environment

Auto shops are Hunts Point bound

The empty building on the left will house up to 60 auto parts businesses that will be moving from Willets Point, says a representative for the group.

The corner where Leggett and Garrison avenues meet will become home to dozens of auto parts and repair shops.


Community board digs deeper on environment

This aerial photo shows high contamination levels from manufactured gas plants on Food Center Drive in the early 1950s.

Deciding on a pilot project to mitigate gas spills from decades past near the Hunts Point waterfront top the agenda.


Another strip club denied

Platinum Pleasures on Lafayette Avenue has not reopened since early may, when a state liquor authority judge ruled the bar could no longer serve booze.

Platinum Pleasures is the latest strip club to be shut down in Hunts Point.

Parks / Transportation

Overhaul planned for Msgr. Del Valle Square

Monsignor del Valle Square before renovations began last year.

City asks residents to help imagine a remake City officials told Community Board 2 at an April meeting that Monsignor Raul Del Valle Square will soon undergo a major facelift, and they want local residents to share their ideas of what the revamped space could look like. The tiny square, […]

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 […]


Residents urged to join community boards

The Office of the Bronx Borough President will be accepting applications for all 12 Community Boards from city residents who live or work in the Bronx. Community boards are comprised of local residents, who are appointed by the Borough President of each of the city’s five boroughs to serve in […]