Although crime in the 41st Precinct has dropped dramatically over the past 25 years,fear of crime still nags at residents and keeps them from enjoying their lives fully, according to interviews with about a dozen people on the streets of Longwood in recent weeks.
More than a month after a 16-wheel box truck struck and killed a Hunts Point woman, residents and shopkeepers around Seneca and Bryant avenues are slowly coming to terms with the loss of a neighborhood friend.
Just two hours into “Clean Slate,” a daylong event organized by the Manhattan DA’s office, 300 people from across the city had signed in so they could see a judge and resolve open summonses that in some cases carry the threat of arrest or deportation.
Advocacy group Take Back the Bronx will settle down in Longwood, where it will continue advocating for residents against bad landlords and police brutality, while also offering yoga and martial arts classes.
Activists from the A.C.T.I.O.N. program updated residents about neighborhood issues ranging from strained police-community relations to the lack of healthy food, at a Town Hall meeting at The Point in April.
A fire that may have been deliberately set resulted in the evacuation of Longwood’s Feldco building, where Community Board 2, the social security office and a program for the developmentally disabled are located.