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‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

By Sarah Trefethen sarah.trefethen@motthavenherald.com A number of Mott Haven community leaders are complaining that they have been left out of planning the South Bronx Greenway’s future. At stake, they argue, is not only recreation but jobs.

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Hunts Point “house of horrors’ landlord booted

Hunts Point “house of horrors’ landlord booted

By James Bachhuber and Joe Hirsch The government-sponsored agency that holds the mortgage on Hunts Point’s “house of horrors,” the four-building apartment complex at 621-627 Manida Street, has foreclosed on the property, leaving a court-appointed receiver and management company to deal with one of the city’s worst buildings.

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There’s no place like home, builders say

There’s no place like home, builders say

Habitat for Humanity employs all-female crews to build apartments on Fox Street By Kevin Lee kklee@hunter.cuny.edu Carol Long and her daughter Shauna spent the Saturday before Mother’s Day helping to build the seven-story condominium apartment building rising at Fox Street and Leggett Avenue in Longwood. As the elder Long held […]

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Habitat at a glance

The problem: One in four renters pays more than 50 percent of household income in rent and utilities, according to Habitat-NYC. Habitat’s solution: Families become first-time homeowners with Habitat’s help. In return, homeowners work side by side with volunteers and pay low mortgages that go to fund future Habitat projects. […]

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Tangled web of investors own Manida apartments

City records say a company called OCG VIII owns the apartment complex at 621-623 and 625-627 Manida Street.
Between 2006 and 2007, the investment firm Ocelot Capital Group created eight subsidiaries, OCG I through OCG VIII. These subsidiaries then purchased 25 distressed and rent-regulated properties around the Bronx. If Ocelot had […]

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Hunts Point’s house of horrors

Hunts Point’s house of horrors

Tenant leader Alberto Rodriguez shows a vacant apartment, trashed by intruders who ripped the door off. By James Bachhuber jamesbachhuber@gmail.com A limp paw protruded from a partially closed hide-a-bed in an abandoned first floor apartment at 627 Manida Street. Alberto Rodriguez flipped the mattress over and the stink hit like […]

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Longwood tenants say they’re in the cold

Longwood tenants say they’re in the cold

Residents charge huge developer ignores their complaints By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com Photo by Joe Hirsch Seven-year old Jada Anderson hopes the ceiling crack over her bed won’t get any bigger. A consortium that owns and manages housing complexes across the city has been badly neglecting at least two of their […]

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Buildings’ troubles threaten tenants

By Meredith Deliso meredithdeliso@yahoo.com For more than a year and a half, blue scaffolding has thrown a shadow over the entrance to the six-story apartment buildings at 739 and 741 Coster Street. In the gloom, drug dealers and prostitutes have found welcome concealment. Inside the buildings, evidence of their trade […]