Plans for a new residential and commercial complex on the site of the old Spofford detention center include 740 new units of affordable housing, half of which will be set aside for local residents.
Helen Hines hopes to pull off an upset, as incumbent Rafael Salamanca’s only opponent in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary for the 17th City Council District seat.
“Every couple of weeks, there’s a different pressing issue,” says City Councilman Rafael Salamanca, 37, who will run in a Sept. 12 primary to protect his seat in the 17th City Council District.
Nearly eight months after a faulty radiator killed two infant girls inside an apartment at 720 Hunts Point Ave., nothing has been done to improve conditions in the deteriorating building, prompting one tenant to organize.
Libertad Urban Farm continues to operate as a lifeline of healthy food for residents, even as Longwood undergoes a construction boom that is transforming the neighborhood.
The City Council voted to approve rezoning of an area where warehouses now dominate, to allow for 472 new apartments at 30 to 80 percent of Area Median Income.
Security at the shuttered juvenile jail on Spofford Avenue must be shored up in the months before construction starts on a huge multi-use development or someone is going to get hurt, say residents.
Some dozen protesters rallied outside a closed-door meeting in Longwood, suspicious that officials are planning to rezone a huge chunk of the South Bronx without public input. The planning department and City Councilman Rafael Salamanca say it isn’t so.
The theme of Hunts Point’s fourteenth annual Fish Parade, “We Are the Routes of Resilience,” highlighted residents’ enduring toughness in the face of familiar obstacles.