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House of horrors tenants cheer new owner

House of horrors tenants cheer new owner

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com The beleaguered tenants of 621-627 Manida Street finally got their wish on June 12th, when their buildings were sold at a foreclosure auction to Omni New York LLC, a non-profit with a solid reputation for rehabbing decaying buildings quickly. About a dozen tenants of the 112-unit […]

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In the news, June 21-28

In the news, June 21-28

Starting July 5, 16 lucky teens will build a wooden rowboat, take it on a five-day trip and get paid for it, as Rocking the Boat launches its summer program. Another 20 youngsters will explore the estuaries surrounding the Bronx, learning navigation techniques and working to improve the ecological health […]

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Fox Street co-op draws middle income residents

Fox Street co-op draws middle income residents

Thanks to an innovative partnership between a non-profit Christian organization and an affordable housing developer, the first co-op apartment built in Hunts Point or Longwood in nearly a quarter of a century is now (almost) ready for occupancy. The seven-story building at 715 Fox Street at the corner of Fox […]

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Dawson Street five wait for rescue

Dawson Street five wait for rescue

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, […]

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Renovations continue at Hunts Point 1 buildings

Renovations continue at Hunts Point 1 buildings

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.

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Red tape traps tenants in Hunts Point ‘house of horrors’

Red tape traps tenants in Hunts Point ‘house of horrors’

By Azriel James Relph Flies buzz around the rotting corpse of a dead cat lying on a filthy floor in an apartment at 627 Manida Street. Heaps of months-old garbage cover every inch of the floor in what was once someone’s two-bedroom apartment. The locks have long since been broken, […]

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Neighborhood voices: A friend is gunned down

Neighborhood voices: A friend is gunned down

By Danny R. Peralta Glenn Wright, 21-year-old youth leader from The Point CDC who was tragically murdered on September 13, 2009 on the Lower East Side, will be remembered as a unique voice by his peers and supervisors. In the short year that he spent at The Point, Glenn excelled […]

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Repairs slowly begin at Hunts Point House of Horrors

Repairs slowly begin at Hunts Point House of Horrors

By Maria Clark mariapclark@gmail.com Six months after deplorable and dangerous conditions in the complex of buildings at 621-627 Manida Street were made public, some basic renovations have been made. But there is still a long way to go before apartments are safe and comfortable, say tenants and advocates. Ocelot Capitol […]

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HPAC legal interns assist tenants of blighted buildings

By Maria Clark mariapclark@gmail.com In its ongoing fight to help the tenants of Hunts Point’s “House of horrors,” the apartment complex at 621-627 Manida Street, get their badly damaged buildings and apartments repaired, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children enlisted two law school students for the summer. “They were asked […]