Once infested with “rats that looked like cats,” a Longwood apartment building that was on the list of the city’s worst has been given a new life.
In the year since Bridges Juvenile Center was decommissioned, the hulking building surrounded by barbed wire that has occupied five acres on Spofford Ave. since 1957, has remained empty. Now that the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development has said it will begin taking proposals from developers interested in [...]
The sprawling complex with the red-and-white striped smokestack on the Hunts Point waterfront where the New York Organic Fertilizer Company converted sewage sludge into fertilizer will not reopen any time soon. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection will announce tomorrow that officials have selected an upstate New York-based sludge recycling [...]
At the end of a once-charming hallway in 935 Kelly St., with beige walls, red trim, and matching honeycomb tiles, an open window looks onto a fire escape, where a dead rat bakes in the sun. “Watch this,” said Louis Angel, a tenant, giving a swift kick to the door [...]
The city will soon decide who will take the place of former sludge processing plant NYOFCo, which closed in 2010, and Hunts Point residents will have no say as to who that will be. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection began taking proposals from applicants looking to process sludge, shortly [...]
If all goes according to plan, next September high school students will be growing vegetables on walls in Hunts Point, and going home with about $40 worth of groceries each month that they have produced themselves. The Hunts Point High School for Sustainable Community Initiatives is approaching the final stage [...]
By Stuart M. White firstname.lastname@example.org The New York City Housing Authority has reneged on a decade-old commitment to put job-hungry tenants to work making the buildings they live in cleaner and healthier, according to housing advocates. Advocacy groups in the South Bronx are trying to change that.
The rotten stench of garbage hangs heavy over the 900 block of Kelly Street, just north of Intervale Avenue, where five neglected apartment buildings are crumbling into disrepair. Many windows are broken or boarded up. Trash is everywhere – piled next to stoops, crammed into alleyways, and spilling over sidewalks. [...]