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Health

The co-op at a glance

Where: 3103 Third Avenue, at the corner of E. 158th Street. When: Thursdays-Mondays 11 a.m. -8 p.m. How much: $120 for individuals, $80 for families (for each adult over 18, children under 18 are free), $60 for students, and $40 for seniors and people on public assistance. Payable in monthly […]

Housing

Tangled web of investors own Manida apartments

City records say a company called OCG VIII owns the apartment complex at 621-623 and 625-627 Manida Street.
Between 2006 and 2007, the investment firm Ocelot Capital Group created eight subsidiaries, OCG I through OCG VIII. These subsidiaries then purchased 25 distressed and rent-regulated properties around the Bronx. If Ocelot had […]

Housing / News

Hunts Point’s house of horrors

Hunts Point’s house of horrors

Tenant leader Alberto Rodriguez shows a vacant apartment, trashed by intruders who ripped the door off. By James Bachhuber jamesbachhuber@gmail.com A limp paw protruded from a partially closed hide-a-bed in an abandoned first floor apartment at 627 Manida Street. Alberto Rodriguez flipped the mattress over and the stink hit like […]

News / Transportation

State plan for Bruckner advances

By Joseph Gallagher josephtgallagher@gmail.com The New York State Department of Transportation has unveiled two new proposals to divert trucks headed to and from the the Hunts Point market from local streets. At a meeting of the Hunts Point Chamber of Industry and Commerce on Feb. 27, the DOT showed plans […]

Housing / News

Longwood tenants say they’re in the cold

Longwood tenants say they’re in the cold

Residents charge huge developer ignores their complaints By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com Photo by Joe Hirsch Seven-year old Jada Anderson hopes the ceiling crack over her bed won’t get any bigger. A consortium that owns and manages housing complexes across the city has been badly neglecting at least two of their […]

News

Helping Hunts Point shed pounds

Helping Hunts Point shed pounds

In a neighborhood plagued by diabetes and heart attacks, the busting ‘Rec’ is on the front lines of the war on obesity and disease By Sarah Grieb Sarah.E.Grieb@gmail.com Photo by Sarah Grieb Leighton Wynter, long time resident of Hunts Point, appreciates having a gym in his neighborhood. Yanete Rodriguéz sips […]

News

Who’s taking care of the kids?

Who’s taking care of the kids?

Places for parents to leave their children while they work are scarce. There’s one childcare slot for every 10 children under 6 in the Hunts Point-Longwood area By Hanan Tabbara htabbara@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Joe Hirsch There are plenty of children in Hunts Point and Longwood, but childcare is scarce. For […]

News

Daycare at a glance

Of the six licensed day care centers within the boundaries of Community District 2 that care for children younger than 6, only one is on the Hunts Point peninsula–La Penninsula Head Start, which serves children ages 3-5. The other five are all located in Longwood. Three of them serve children […]

News

Living with the food market

A SPECIAL REPORT Hunts Point hosts the largest food distribution center in the world, but residents often complain that it is a burden, not a benefit. About half the Hunts Point peninsula is devoted to the three markets: The Hunts Point Cooperative Market consists of 52 companies that process and […]