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Shelter system under renewed scrutiny after Hunts Point tragedy

Apartment 1C is cordoned off as officials investigate the cause of the accident that killed two toddlers.

Elected officials have vowed to take action to avoid future accidents like the one that killed two girls on Wednesday, and also discontinue the city’s “cluster-site” shelter system.

Housing

Toddlers’ deaths mourned on Hunts Point Ave.

Neighbors hold a vigil for the Ambrose sisters in front of 720 Hunts Point Ave.

Pink balloons, lit devotional candles and stuffed animals have filled a make-shift shrine at the entrance to 720 Hunts Point Ave., in honor of the two babies who were killed by steam from the radiator in their bedroom on Wednesday afternoon.

Housing / News

City decides on Spofford’s future

An aerial view of Spofford.

The selected proposal mixes 740 units of affordable housing, small businesses and arts organizations, along with a supermarket, a bank and a health and wellness center.

Economy / Housing

Bronxites rally against rezoning plan

Protesters rally against the city's Jerome Ave. rezoning plans on Sept. 30.

Hundreds turned out on Thursday evening to protest a plan to redevelop 73 blocks of Jerome Avenue, potentially harming the Bronx’s low-income residents and workers.

Business / Housing

New mall to open soon next to Bruckner Boulevard

The Crossing at Southern.

A long-awaited retail mall is scheduled to open on Hunts Point Avenue this fall, but will look much different than an ambitious proposal presented to Community Board 2 five years ago.

Economy / Housing

City’s process to develop Spofford draws rebukes

City’s process to develop Spofford draws rebukes

Some in Hunts Point are frustrated with the city’s Economic Development Corp. for lacking transparency in its process of selecting a winning proposal to develop the closed juvenile detention facility on Spofford Ave.

Housing

Southern Boulevard building among city’s worst

Tenants Liliane Collado and her mother, Marfies Tavarez, at their apartment at 922 Southern Boulevard.

922 Southern Boulevard has earned the dubious distinction of landing on the city housing department’s list of worst landlords, along with several other buildings in the neighborhood.

Culture / Housing

Bronxites gather to share stories, promote unity

Bronxites gather in a circle to share stories about their borough

Dozens gathered at the Bronx Music Heritage Center last Saturday for story circles and music, for South Bronx Love Letter, an event created to sing the borough’s praises and issue a defiant statement to developers.

Housing

Residents worry affordable housing is disappearing

Residents worry affordable housing is disappearing

Hunts Point residents are worried that options for affordable housing are dwindling in their neighborhood, but some residents feel mixed-income housing could have long-term benefits.