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Southern Boulevard revitalization plan draws critics…again

Protesters denounce the city's plans for redeveloping Southern Boulevard, at an Apr. 11 workshop in Crotona Park East.

Some South Bronx residents remain skeptical of the city’s plan to convert a 130-block area along Southern Boulevard into a dazzling new development, insisting that the project will benefit everyone but them. 

Housing

Prolonged elevator outage strands seniors in Hunts Point building

Angela Centeno in her apartment at 840 Southern Boulevard.

When SEBCO caught wind of residents crossing over buildings via the roof, the company placed a round-the-clock security guard on the sixth floor to ensure residents could no longer use the roof, but still provided no alternative options for residents.

Housing

Legislation designed to put a dent in homelessness

Flowers

Intro. 1211 calls on affordable housing developers who receive subsidies from the city, to set aside 15 percent of all preserved or newly created units for homeless families. Current city policy sets that number at just five percent. 

Housing

Banana Kelly pushes for a land trust ahead of Southern Boulevard rezoning

Southern Boulevard Neighborhood Study

To stave off potential displacement residents fear could stem from the city’s plan to rezone a 13-block area around Southern Boulevard, Banana Kelly proposed building a community land trust.

Housing

Public discussion over community land trusts sparks protest

Supporters of Carter engaged with protestors who were shouting outside a community center on Hunts Point Avenue.

A community meeting descended into a screaming match on Hunts Point Avenue when 20 young artists and activists angry about gentrification disrupted the event. They took aim at businesswoman Majora Carter’s idea of “self-gentrification,” which states that community members who have resources should profit off development instead of being pushed out. 

Housing

Funding announced for new Bronx housing developments

Funding announced for new Bronx housing developments

The Bronx Borough President’s office has allocated more than $3 million in capital funding for five housing developments, including $800,000 for The Peninsula on Spofford Avenue in Hunts Point and $500,000 for a new development at 111 Willow Avenue in Port Morris. 

Government / Housing

Southern Boulevard rezoning opponents disrupt planning meeting

Shellyne Rodriguez of Take Back the Bronx at an open house in East Tremont on June 14.

South Bronx residents confronted city officials at an open house in East Tremont last Thursday, over the proposed rezoning of a large swath of Southern Boulevard between Longwood and Crotona Park.

Housing

A How-to guide for affordable housing seekers

A How-to guide for affordable housing seekers

With 10 new residential buildings under construction in the neighborhood, including the Peninsula on the old Spofford juvenile prison site, many affordable housing opportunities will be opening soon.

Housing

Demolition of Spofford juvenile detention center to begin

Cybeale Ross signs in to a community meeting at The Point on April 10th

Demolition of the former Spofford juvenile detention center will start this summer, now that the City Council has given the green light to The Peninsula, the development that will replace it.