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.
By Katherine Druback email@example.com Four-year-old Briyana Gomez didn’t make a very fierce tiger, but she made a happy one, as she proudly showed off her painted face and the star mask she made at the Sept. 18 street fair on Manida Street between Lafayette and Spofford avenues. Sponsored by Hunts [...]
By Joe Hirsch firstname.lastname@example.org 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 [...]
By Fausto Giovanni Pinto email@example.com An underage stilt walker, a unicycling clown and a school of fish were just some of the many characters that rolled through Hunts Point on June 19th as part of the 7th annual Fish Parade. The Classics N.Y. Bike Club, a staple of every Fish [...]
By Hannah Rappleye firstname.lastname@example.org On a recent afternoon at The Point CDC, a young girl in a Catholic school uniform collapsed onto the ground. “Dear master,” cried 12-year-old Brooklyn Campbell. “I can go no further! O, I die for food! Here lie I down, and measure out my grave.” “Farewell, [...]
Fifteen years ago, Dennis Derryck began to dream about a community-owned farm that would provide freshly-harvested food to city neighborhoods that now have no control over what is available, where it comes from or how it is grown. In January of 2009, he purchased the farm. This summer, Corbin Hill [...]
By Azriel James Relph Flies buzz around the rotting corpse of a dead cat lying on a filthy floor in an apartment at 627 Manida Street. Heaps of months-old garbage cover every inch of the floor in what was once someone’s two-bedroom apartment. The locks have long since been broken, [...]
By Maria Clark email@example.com Six months after deplorable and dangerous conditions in the complex of buildings at 621-627 Manida Street were made public, some basic renovations have been made. But there is still a long way to go before apartments are safe and comfortable, say tenants and advocates. Ocelot Capitol [...]