In January, Citi Bike sent a representative to Community Board 2, which includes Hunts Point in its jurisdiction, to announce plans to hold public workshops in the spring to discuss potential expansion into the area in the future. No dates have yet been announced for those workshops, but Hunts Point was not included in the service map listed on Citi Bike’s website.
As the district manager of Community Board 2 Rafael Salamanca was an energetic advocate for Hunts Point and Longwood as well as a visible presence at neighborhood meetings that addressed concerns about traffic on the area’s truck-burdened streets and issues of health and housing.
Rafael Salamanca reported a war chest of $48,515 to the city’s Campaign Finance Board in the first round of filings on Jan. 15, followed by Amanda Septimo with $27,580 and Joann Otero with $8,382.
Community Board 2 District Manager Rafael Salamanca has announced he will run for the vacant 17th district city council seat, joining a long list of candidates.
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.
Playground 52, Hunts Point Playground, Lyons Square Playground and Longfellow Gardens will undergo renovations, as part of a mayoral initiative to repair small city parks in underserved areas.