With its oversize windows and two-tone gray brick façade, 1115 Intervale Avenue resembles a luxury apartment building. But it will house low-income seniors who won one of the 47 apartments in this newly-built rental building in a lottery—and are almost as happy as if they’d won the Powerball lottery itself.
Business / Jobs
On a typical orientation day at the Workforce 1 Career Center in Hunts Point, at least 30 “customers,” as they are called, pack into a classroom at the office on East 163rd Street and Southern Boulevard. They come from different backgrounds—some without a high school diploma, others with a master’s [...]
Environment / Food / Parks
By Fausto Giovanni Pinto firstname.lastname@example.org 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 [...]
An examination of federal records posted on the government website recovery.gov shows that millions of dollars of Recovery Act funding that has been reported as being used to stimulate the Bronx is not actually new money, and other funding attributed to the Bronx is not being used in the borough at all.
Jobs / Politics
By Joseph Gallagher email@example.com Some of the federal stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will save or create jobs in Hunts Point, but obtaining those funds was difficult, and some of the projects they will pay for are behind schedule.
Hunts Point I complex has waited years for help By Phyllis Cox firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Phyllis Cox A newly-installed sink quickly lost its finish. Water damage has made holes in the wall and ceiling of this apartment. Mold cakes the walls of the bedroom where Oneida Rodriguez’ s [...]
By Meredith Deliso email@example.com For more than a year and a half, blue scaffolding has thrown a shadow over the entrance to the six-story apartment buildings at 739 and 741 Coster Street. In the gloom, drug dealers and prostitutes have found welcome concealment. Inside the buildings, evidence of their trade [...]