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.
Many Hunts Point residents are unaware of what could be one of the biggest neighborhood projects in decades.
Hunts Point native Majora Carter has big plans to transform the way the neighborhood is developed.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]