Housing

Housing

The Peninsula is on the horizon

The Peninsula is on the horizon

Plans for a new residential and commercial complex on the site of the old Spofford detention center include 740 new units of affordable housing, half of which will be set aside for local residents.

Housing / Politics

2017 runner-up makes another run at City Council seat

Helen Hines

Helen Hines hopes to pull off an upset, as incumbent Rafael Salamanca’s only opponent in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary for the 17th City Council District seat.

Housing / Politics

Councilman looks to defend his seat in Sept. 12 primary

City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr.

“Every couple of weeks, there’s a different pressing issue,” says City Councilman Rafael Salamanca, 37, who will run in a Sept. 12 primary to protect his seat in the 17th City Council District.

Housing

Resident launches tenant association in building where infants died

1. Rebecca Sanchez moves a loose board before pushing her son in his stroller up the ramp in front of 710 Hunts Point Ave. on July 26.

Nearly eight months after a faulty radiator killed two infant girls inside an apartment at 720 Hunts Point Ave., nothing has been done to improve conditions in the deteriorating building, prompting one tenant to organize.

Food / Housing

A garden grows on Simpson Street

file_001: The group and Tanya Fields, executive director of the BLK Projek, survey the strawberry plants at Libertad Urban Farm, which have already begun to bear fruit.

Libertad Urban Farm continues to operate as a lifeline of healthy food for residents, even as Longwood undergoes a construction boom that is transforming the neighborhood.

Housing / Transportation

City Council approves rezoning for complex on Whitlock, Muni-meter limits

City Council approves rezoning for complex on Whitlock, Muni-meter limits

The City Council voted to approve rezoning of an area where warehouses now dominate, to allow for 472 new apartments at 30 to 80 percent of Area Median Income.

Housing

Former jail site needs more protection, say residents

The city has responded to public complaints about intruders and tagging on the former site of Bridges Juvenile Justice Center with No Trespassing signs.

Security at the shuttered juvenile jail on Spofford Avenue must be shored up in the months before construction starts on a huge multi-use development or someone is going to get hurt, say residents.

Housing

Residents fear secret gentrification plans

Protester Tahica Fredericks

Some dozen protesters rallied outside a closed-door meeting in Longwood, suspicious that officials are planning to rezone a huge chunk of the South Bronx without public input. The planning department and City Councilman Rafael Salamanca say it isn’t so.

Environment / Housing

Fish Parade celebrates Hunts Point’s resilience

The Dancing Rubies show off their moves as the Fish Parade makes its way to Barretto Point Park.

The theme of Hunts Point’s fourteenth annual Fish Parade, “We Are the Routes of Resilience,” highlighted residents’ enduring toughness in the face of familiar obstacles.