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1744 Clay Ave.

by Sarah Omar Wali and Mustafa Mehdi Vural Workmen with blue shirts labeled “JLP Home Imp. Inc” were a welcome sight for the tenants of 1744 Clay Ave. in East Tremont one fall week in October. Their 73-year-old building has been collapsing rapidly into disrepair for the last two years.  For many, the conditions have become […]

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1528 Bryant Ave.

This 21-unit apartment building on Bryant Avenue in the South Bronx is one of several buildings formerly owned by Ocelot Capital Group and is in decrepit condition.

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1269-1271 Morris Ave

Ocelot made 1269 and 1271 Morris Ave. in Morrisania virtually unlivable.

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1512-1524 Leland Ave.

by Shefali Kulkarni and Leslie Minora The super at four decrepit Leland Avenue apartment buildings is looking for a new job. Management gives him barely enough garbage bags to keep the residences tidy, he said, let alone materials to make even the simplest repairs. “It’s like a captain and you give him a ship with […]

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422 East 178th St

By Fred Dreier The facade of the four-story apartment building at 422 East 178th St. in the East Tremont neighborhood of the Bronx showcases recently painted brick and robust-looking windows that appear to be straight out of the box. The aesthetic improvements, however, hide a structure that racked up nearly 100 building code violations when […]

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806 E. 175th St.

by Alec Johnson and Amanda Staab Serious repairs are underway at the notoriously rundown apartment buildings at 806-808 E. 175th Street in the Tremont neighborhood of the Bronx. Earlier this year, a group of tenants convinced a Bronx judge to replace their negligent landlord with a new manager who would finally make the improvements. The two adjoining […]

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1350 Martin Luther King Blvd

By Jose Leyva The residents at 1350 Martin Luther King Blvd. in the South Bronx, are forming a tenants’ association to ensure that their landlord, Hunter Management, makes comprehensive improvements to the building. More than anything, the tenants do not want to live through another winter without heat or hot water. Last year, tenants in […]

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4289,4301,4305 Park Ave.

By Mamta Badkar and Connor Boals with additional reporting by Donal Griffin Four buildings once owned by Ocelot loom over a very different Park Avenue in the central Bronx neighborhood of Tremont. The buildings until recently were ghost-like shells, but are now beginning to stir with the sounds of renovation. Their troubled past, however, still […]

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