Culture / Housing

Bronxites gather to share stories, promote unity

Bronxites gather in a circle to share stories about their borough

Dozens gathered at the Bronx Music Heritage Center last Saturday for story circles and music, for South Bronx Love Letter, an event created to sing the borough’s praises and issue a defiant statement to developers.


Residents worry affordable housing is disappearing

Residents worry affordable housing is disappearing

Hunts Point residents are worried that options for affordable housing are dwindling in their neighborhood, but some residents feel mixed-income housing could have long-term benefits.


Proposed development will hurt Longwood, say residents

Proposed development will hurt Longwood, say residents

Simpson Street Residents held a rally on Jan. 8 to protest their landlord’s plan to build a new complex that they say would worsen traffic and parking problems while squeezing yet more people into an already congested area.


Renters eagerly await affordable housing

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The mayor’s plan to build 80,000 affordable apartments is badly needed, say residents, but sky-high demand and median income guidelines have some worried they won’t be able to take advantage.

Government / Housing

Mayor touts new laws protecting tenants

Mayor Bill de Blasio signs a series of bills into law at Broinquen Court in Mott Haven.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced legislation to punish landlords who intimidate their tenants in order to force them out of rent control apartments, at a South Bronx press conference.

Economy / Housing

Hunts Point debates Spofford’s fate

Residents and city officials discuss the future of Spoffod at The Point on July 29.

Plans to redevelop the notorious Bridges Juvenile Center, better known as Spofford, are finally moving ahead and organizations from the Bronx and beyond want in on the action.

Government / Housing

Deterioration, intruders plague Longwood building

The entrance to 967 Kelly Street.

Longwood tenants say management company is ignoring serious problems in their homes, including rats, uninvited strangers, deteriorating conditions and a hostile super.

Crime / Housing

Watching the block: Three women look back – and ahead – on Kelly Street

Lonnie Brice, Jennifer Foster and Carolyn Waring in the Kelly Street Garden.

Three women who came to live on Kelly Street as teenagers are trying to reclaim some of that “togetherness” they say they once found there by resurrecting the Kelly Street Block Association.


Co-op owners spar with developer over repairs

The Colin L. Powell Apartments on Fox Street.

Residents of a Longwood co-op are mired in an ongoing dispute with the development company that financed the project, over who should pay for repairs.