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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 […]

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Real estate bubble hurt Hunts Point housing

Real estate bubble hurt Hunts Point housing

An Express news analysis By James Bachhuber When a two-year-old real estate investment firm with extensive holdings bought the four-building apartment complex at 621-623 and 625-627 Manida Street for $7.2 million in 2007, the company’s president boasted that she was “proud that Ocelot Capital will soon be one of the […]

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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.