Economy / Housing

Hunts Point debates Spofford’s fate

Residents and city officials discuss the future of Spoffod at The Point on July 29.

Plans to redevelop the notorious Bridges Juvenile Center, better known as Spofford, are finally moving ahead and organizations from the Bronx and beyond want in on the action.

Government / Housing

Deterioration, intruders plague Longwood building

The entrance to 967 Kelly Street.

Longwood tenants say management company is ignoring serious problems in their homes, including rats, uninvited strangers, deteriorating conditions and a hostile super.

Crime / Housing

Watching the block: Three women look back – and ahead – on Kelly Street

Lonnie Brice, Jennifer Foster and Carolyn Waring in the Kelly Street Garden.

Three women who came to live on Kelly Street as teenagers are trying to reclaim some of that “togetherness” they say they once found there by resurrecting the Kelly Street Block Association.


Co-op owners spar with developer over repairs

The Colin L. Powell Apartments on Fox Street.

Residents of a Longwood co-op are mired in an ongoing dispute with the development company that financed the project, over who should pay for repairs.

Housing / Video

A homeless winter in Hunts Point

A frigid February took its toll on the homeless in Hunts Point.

A video team followed a homeless man as he made the rounds in Hunts Point, trying to stay warm during the coldest February in the city in over 60 years.

Housing / Video

Tenants of notorious building await new landlord

Abigail Acevedo and her grandchildren in front of their mold-infested apartment at 1058 Southern Boulevard.

Tenants at at 1058 Southern Boulevard will be answering to a new landlord, hoping the new boss is not the same as the old boss.

Housing / Jobs

Spofford redux nears planning phase

The view from Spofford.

The city will soon solicit ideas for developing the former juvenile detention center on Spofford Avenue. Community Board 2 wants to be sure local residents are involved in the process from the get-go.

Housing / Religion

Cardinal visits Sandy survivors in Longwood

Archbishop Timothy Dolan at San Vicente de Paul on Dec. 10.

Longwood seniors received a special visitor just before the holidays.

Government / Housing

Forum explores fixes for homelessness

A woman and her child at a forum to discuss housing and homelessness at Casita Maria in October.

The City’s shelter population is nearly 57,000, including more than 24,000 children, according to the Coalition for the Homeless, a non-profit advocacy group. Hunts Point and Longwood alone host 13 shelters, with a total of 564 units.