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Homeless men near park draw complaints

Homeless men near park draw complaints

A few years ago, when Tony James was homeless, he looked for help to the Living Room, a drop-in center then in the BankNote building on Lafayette Avenue. Today, James calls the Living Room a neighborhood nuisance.

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Colin Powell returns to Kelly Street

Colin Powell returns to Kelly Street

General Colin L. Powell returned home to Longwood on September 9, if only for one eventful afternoon. The 73-year-old former secretary of state, who was raised on Kelly St., was the guest speaker at the grand opening of the 50-unit co-op building named for him at 715 Fox St. on […]

Environment / Housing / Parks

Contaminated Hunts Point land offers opportunity

Contaminated Hunts Point land offers opportunity

Three years ago, three local community organizations – The Point CDC, Sustainable South Bronx and Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice – banded together in an effort to ensure that new development met the needs of residents. Surveying the opportunities, they found that the rebuilding of the South Bronx had […]

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In the news, August 1-7

Success Charter Network is planning to open a new public elementary school in District 7 in Mott Haven in the fall of 2011. The group will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, August 11, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of Bronx Success Academy 1, at 510 E. 141st St. […]

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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.