Post Tagged with: "Spofford"

Housing / News

City decides on Spofford’s future

An aerial view of Spofford.

The selected proposal mixes 740 units of affordable housing, small businesses and arts organizations, along with a supermarket, a bank and a health and wellness center.

Economy / Housing

City’s process to develop Spofford draws rebukes

City’s process to develop Spofford draws rebukes

Some in Hunts Point are frustrated with the city’s Economic Development Corp. for lacking transparency in its process of selecting a winning proposal to develop the closed juvenile detention facility on Spofford Ave.

Economy / News

Many in Hunts Point unaware of Spofford redevelopment

Location of future development project at former juvenile detention center.

Many Hunts Point residents are unaware of what could be one of the biggest neighborhood projects in decades.

Economy / Housing

Hunts Point debates Spofford’s fate

Residents and city officials discuss the future of Spoffod at The Point on July 29.

Plans to redevelop the notorious Bridges Juvenile Center, better known as Spofford, are finally moving ahead and organizations from the Bronx and beyond want in on the action.

Housing / Jobs

Spofford redux nears planning phase

The view from Spofford.

The city will soon solicit ideas for developing the former juvenile detention center on Spofford Avenue. Community Board 2 wants to be sure local residents are involved in the process from the get-go.

Business / Housing

With eye to the future, play looks at Spofford’s past

Majora Carter paused at Spofford on a walking tour she ledt to show her plans for development.

Hunts Point native Majora Carter has big plans to transform the way the neighborhood is developed.

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 […]

Crime / News

Spofford shuttered after 53 years

Spofford shuttered after 53 years

After fifty-three years as a symbol of heavy-handed punishment and a pariah in the city’s criminal justice system for teens, Bridges Juvenile Justice Center officially closed on March 30. A half-dozen city officials gathered in front of the mechanical gated entrance to the austere detention center on Spofford Avenue in […]

Crime / Politics

Protesters to city: Fight over Spofford is not over

The empty former jail facility on Spofford Ave.

After decades fighting to get the city to close Bridges Juvenile Justice Center in Hunts Point, advocates and residents have finally gotten their wish. The Spofford Avenue facility closed on March 11, according to a spokeswoman from the state’s Office of Children’s Services headquarters in Albany, although a spokesman for […]