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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 […]