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Art

Sculpture of old-time residents watches over changing Longwood

Sculpture of old-time residents watches over changing Longwood

Five fiberglass figures cling to the wall of an apartment building at 911 Longwood Avenue near Dawson Street. Life-size and brightly colored, the figures depict Thomas, Barbara, Pedro, Pat and Leha – all real people who lived in the neighborhood in the early 1980s. China Mota, who has lived nearby […]

Art / Housing

Dawson Street five wait for rescue

Dawson Street five wait for rescue

Although new single-family homes line nearby Longwood Avenue, the apartment building that is home to “Life on Dawson St.” is a shambles. Few tenants are left; its storefront is empty and many of its windows are broken. Pointing at the sculpture, Daniel Holmes, a high school student who lives nearby, […]

Housing / News

Renovations continue at Hunts Point 1 buildings

Renovations continue at Hunts Point 1 buildings

Residents, who had suffered in water-damaged apartments and without such basics as heat and hot water, had high expectations for the new management. Two years later, three of the four Hunts Point buildings have been renovated, but some tenants still wait for repairs.

Politics

Hunts Point voters stayed home

Hunts Point voters stayed home

The surprisingly narrow margin has led pundits and politicians to ask: Could Thompson have won? The answer may lie in the attitudes of voters in neighborhoods like Hunts Point and Longwood.