A proposal for two 14-story buildings with close to 500 apartments planned for Whitlock Avenue is close to securing approval from Community Board 2, but some want assurances from the developer that community benefits are a big part of any agreement.
Elected officials say they will protect New Yorkers’ interests if Donald Trump carries out threats to cut off funding to the Big Apple because of its status as a sanctuary city.
Fearing that years of effort to limit the amount of garbage trucked into Hunts Point and Port Morris was about to be lost some 70 local and environmental activists rallied at Councilman Rafael Salamanca’s District office in Longwood on Dec. 19 to urge him to get behind legislation to share the burden of waste disposal.
Elected officials have vowed to take action to avoid future accidents like the one that killed two girls on Wednesday, and also discontinue the city’s “cluster-site” shelter system.
Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. has built an early fund-raising lead in advance of the September Democratic primary, with big contributions from the Bronx Democratic Party machine and elected officials, along with numerous smaller contributions.
922 Southern Boulevard has earned the dubious distinction of landing on the city housing department’s list of worst landlords, along with several other buildings in the neighborhood.
City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca and State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein organized the protest after they heard that Hunts Point was on Mayor De Blasio’s list for potential locations for a new 2000-bed prison.