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.
As the city considers an ambitious facelift to a 130-block area of the Bronx, residents and housing advocates recognize the need for change but worry that large scale development may make the neighborhood unaffordable for low-income residents.
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.
Three women who came to live on Kelly Street as teenagers, and are now entering their 60s, are trying to reclaim some of the “togetherness” they say they once found there by resurrecting the Kelly Street Block Association.
The City’s shelter population is nearly 57,000, including more than 24,000 children, according to the Coalition for the Homeless, a non-profit advocacy group. Hunts Point and Longwood alone host 13 shelters, with a total of 564 units.