New and currently serving members of Community Board 2 gathered for a retreat in June to get a better understanding of how they can best serve Hunts Point and Longwood.
Five members of Community Board 2, the advisory board that represents Hunts Point and Longwood, are running unopposed in this month’s election and will retain their positions. Dr. Ian Amritt will serve a second term as chairman of the board. The board elected him chair last spring to replace Orlando [...]
When Wilfredo Ruiz puts his harmonica to his lips, the elderly Puerto Rican residents of St. Vincent de Paul nursing home gather around his wheelchair. Sometimes some of them dance. They sway to distinctive rhythms of traditional plena, Aguinaldos and romantic boleros from the island. Others, reminded of the music [...]
After months of uncertainty over the future of the only long term nursing care center in Hunts Point and Longwood, seniors and their families can breathe easier at the news St. Vincent DePaul Residence will be staying put. Extensive renovations are underway at the nursing home, dispelling rumors the health [...]
The Archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan, visited St. Vincent DePaul’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Longwood on July 16, to help bring attention to the Center’s fight to secure the funding it needs to stay open. The 200-bed facility on Intervale Ave, many of whose residents have lived most [...]
By Megan Sperry firstname.lastname@example.org Every morning, 73-year-old Carlos Perez does a 30-minute exercise routine in his room at the St. Vincent de Paul residence on Intervale Avenue in Longwood. He does his best Chuck Norris impression until he feels strong and ready for the day. Then he dresses and heads [...]