The 41st Precinct released a report last week, detailing its initial efforts to bring Hunts Point/Longwood restaurants, bars and liquor stores into compliance, in efforts to reduce underage drinking and substance abuse.
Helen Hines hopes to pull off an upset, as incumbent Rafael Salamanca’s only opponent in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary for the 17th City Council District seat.
“Every couple of weeks, there’s a different pressing issue,” says City Councilman Rafael Salamanca, 37, who will run in a Sept. 12 primary to protect his seat in the 17th City Council District.
New technology available through a state pilot project is helping some Hunts Point auto repair shops save money, but its environmental benefits are what may have the most lasting impact for the community.
In selecting Roberto Crespo to be its new chair, Community Board 2 has tabbed a lifelong resident who says he will play hardball with developers and city officials to ensure Hunts Point residents get a fair shake.
The number of skateboarders nationwide has grown steadily in recent years, but like most cities around the country, New York has few skate parks to accommodate them. The closest one to Hunts Point is about an hour’s walk away, prompting some young people and advocates to push for the creation of a local skate park.