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Crime / News

Bronx Community Pride Center closes

The Bronx Community Pride Center, the borough’s largest LGBTQ service organization, has announced it will shut its doors Friday due to financial problems, according to a press release the group sent out on June 27. The organization, which serves over 1,000 clients annually, relocated from its Mott Haven office, where […]

Environment / Health

Contaminated soil delays clinic’s expansion

Results from soil testing by the state have revealed worrying levels of toxins on a Longwood site the local health care agency Urban Health Plan had planned to convert into parking space for its growing operation. Three years ago the organization signed a contract to buy the empty lot at […]

Business / Crime

Liquor Board rejects Hunts Point cabaret

In a breakthrough for Hunts Point residents who have fought to see an end to the proliferation of strip clubs on the peninsula, the state’s Liquor Authority ruled not to grant an alcohol permit to a club owner who recently re-applied. The agency on April 24th voted down an application […]

Business / Crime

State grants topless bar booze permit

Representatives of Community Board 2 are furious that state authorities have agreed to grant a liquor license to the owner of Platinum Pleasures, a topless bar set to open soon on Lafayette Ave., despite fierce opposition from board members, community residents and businesses.


Accident-prone corner gets stop sign

By Daniel Bejarano It took 14 years of car accidents, but finally, the Department of Transportation has put two new stop signs at the corner of East 156th and Kelly Streets. The signs went up March 16th, just two days after a contentious community board meeting at which residents blasted […]


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 […]


Neglected Longwood lot endangers pedestrians

A vacant lot on the corner of Kelly Street and Westchester Square that residents have used as a dumping ground for their trash has gone from eyesore to hazard for Longwood pedestrians. The Department of Buildings earlier this week sent a letter to the landlord, Mount Eden-based Brijall Realty, telling […]


Forum set on post office closing

As part of its plan to close the Hunts Point post office, the Postal Service will hold a forum at the Hunts Point Recreation Center on Manida Street on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 6-7 p.m. to answer questions and hear from the public. “We must speak up and not allow […]

Environment / Health / News

‘NYOFCo–No way,’ Board 2 leader vows

City officials continue to keep a tight lid on information concerning the future of NYOFCo, the defunct sewage treatment plant that provoked 16 years of protest over the awful smells that rose from the plant on Oak Point Avenue topped with a red-and-white striped smoke stack. But the district manager […]