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Housing

Residents fear secret gentrification plans

Protester Tahica Fredericks

Some dozen protesters rallied outside a closed-door meeting in Longwood, suspicious that officials are planning to rezone a huge chunk of the South Bronx without public input. The planning department and City Councilman Rafael Salamanca say it isn’t so.

Environment / Food

Community center, garden reopen in Morrisania

Altice USA volunteers clear weeds from planters to make way for new flora during a community garden revitalization project behind The Bronx Social Center.

After years of neglect, The Bronx Social Center is back A partnership between two corporate giants and two grassroots groups has led to the revitalization of a community center and an adjacent public garden in the shadow of a six-story, Morrisania housing complex. About 40 employees from cable TV provider Altice USA filled the […]

Government / Housing

Residents organize against proposed rezonings

Panelists discuss the City's proposed changes to Bronx neighborhoods

Change in the South Bronx, and pressure on local renters, was the theme at a panel discussion on March 30.

Housing / Parks

Southern Boulevard could be site of city’s next major overhaul

Southern Boulevard could be site of city’s next major overhaul

As the city considers an ambitious facelift to a 130-block area of the Bronx, residents and housing advocates recognize the need for change but worry that large scale development may make the neighborhood unaffordable for low-income residents.

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.

News

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, and are now entering their 60s, are trying to reclaim some of the “togetherness” they say they once found there by resurrecting the Kelly Street Block Association.

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.

Housing

Garden signals new life on Kelly St.

Planting the new garden at 920 Kelly St.

Three years ago, the last thing the tenants of 912-935 Kelly St. would have expected to see in their backyard was a flourishing garden.

Housing

New landlord worries Faile Street tenants

Tenants say they're paying out of pocket to address safety concerns such as broken locks at 836 Faile Street.

The new owner of 836 Faile Street is not responsible for its current dilapidated state, but tenants say they’re worried about his intentions.