Days after a gunman walked into the 41st Precinct station house on Longwood Ave. and began firing at officers, a second person allegedly planning another attack on NYPD officers was arrested, this time by federal agents.
Hunts Point’s lone remaining gentlemen’s club may have hosted its last lap dance. At least, that’s what neighborhood leaders are hoping.
The number of drug rehabilitation facilities in the South Bronx has long exceeded the neighborhood’s ability to absorb them, say Hunts Point residents who fear the opening of yet another one.
The new design calls for demolishing the existing digesters and building four new, cylindrically shaped structures, which, the DEP says, will cause shadows to be cast over the park for less than an hour a day.
Developers might not be able to build hotels in Hunts Point’s industrial area without a special permit, if Community Board 2 votes later this month to approve an amendment to the city’s zoning code.
The city’s plan to make Longwood home for a new safe injection site for intravenous drug users is facing resistance from residents, who argue that the neighborhood is already awash in homeless shelters and social service programs, and can’t handle any more.
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.