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Barretto Point Park to expand

Barretto Point Park

Barretto Point Park will expand this summer to include the 1.2 acres of land next door to the park that the city has been using as a staging area for work on the Hunts Point sewer plant.

Environment / Housing

Competition to replace Spofford jail begins

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 […]

Environment / News

NYOFCo won’t reopen in Hunts Point

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 […]


Troubled buildings home to vagrants

Troubled buildings home to vagrants

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 […]

Environment / Health

Sludge plant process shuns Hunts Point residents

Former site of NYOFCo plant, which a new venture hopes to reopen soon as an alternative energy operation.

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 […]

Education / Environment / Food

Plans for Hunts Point high school inch forward

Plans for Hunts Point high school inch forward

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 […]

Environment / Health / Housing / Jobs

NYCHA owes tenants jobs, advocates contend

NYCHA owes tenants jobs, advocates contend

By Stuart M. White 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.

Housing / News

Apartments crumble on Kelly Street

Apartments crumble on Kelly Street

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. […]

Environment / Health / Jobs

Will NYOFCo rise from the grave?

Will NYOFCo rise from the grave?

The city forced the sewage-to-fertilizer plant on Oak Point Avenue to close its doors last summer after 16 years of nauseating smells. Now, though, the plant may be reopened.