Five fiberglass figures cling to the wall of an apartment building at 911 Longwood Avenue near Dawson Street. Life-size and brightly colored, the figures depict Thomas, Barbara, Pedro, Pat and Leha – all real people who lived in the neighborhood in the early 1980s. China Mota, who has lived nearby [...]
Art / Housing
Although new single-family homes line nearby Longwood Avenue, the apartment building that is home to “Life on Dawson St.” is a shambles. Few tenants are left; its storefront is empty and many of its windows are broken. Pointing at the sculpture, Daniel Holmes, a high school student who lives nearby, [...]
Housing / News
Residents, who had suffered in water-damaged apartments and without such basics as heat and hot water, had high expectations for the new management. Two years later, three of the four Hunts Point buildings have been renovated, but some tenants still wait for repairs.
The surprisingly narrow margin has led pundits and politicians to ask: Could Thompson have won? The answer may lie in the attitudes of voters in neighborhoods like Hunts Point and Longwood.