A looming strike has been averted at the Hunts Point Produce Market, as workers voted today to ratify a new, three-year collective bargaining agreement.
Housing advocates and residents hope that a market-rate development scheduled for construction in Longwood is not a sign of worrying things to come in the area.
City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. was named to chair the City Council’s influential Land Use Committee, where he will be responsible for working to shape zoning measures, development and affordable housing across the city.
Representatives from grassroots coalitions across the state gathered on the steps of City Hall on Friday afternoon to demand State Sen. Jeff Klein step down, in the wake of allegations he forcibly kissed a former staffer outside an Albany bar in 2015.
The city’s transportation department has activated cameras along the Bx6 Select Bus Service route through Longwood and Hunts Point, to help crack down on drivers who slow down the new buses by using those express lanes.