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1804 Weeks Ave.

by Sarah Omar Wali and Mustafa Mehdi Vural The newly painted pink and blue walls in apartment 52 in the building at 1804 Weeks Ave. give the illusion of a well-cared for living space.  But the bright colors provide only a thin cover for the vermin-infested apartment Fernando Diaz shares with his wife and two […]

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1636-1640 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

By Jose Leyva The tenants at 1636 and 1640 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Morris Heights share the same architectural design and the same entrance, along with the same complaint about their landlord. They say the company connected to Hunter Property management that currently owns the buildings is neglecting maintenance of them. Since November, 2008, the tenants […]

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1663 Eastburn Ave.

Tenants suffered last winter when Ocelot owned 1665 Eastburn Ave.

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2254 Crotona Ave.

By Maia Efrem From a distance, the building at 2254 Crotona Ave. looks like all the other dwellings in the surrounding blocks. On closer inspection, however, the lock is knocked out on the front door, the windows on the first floor are boarded up and graffiti covers concrete slabs that block the entrance to many apartments in the building. […]

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621-627 Manida St.

Manida Street residents live in ‘House of Horrors’

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When The Bubble Burst

How a New York real estate deal went bad causing a housing crisis for hundreds of low-income families

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Visions of Poverty

I have stood inside tin shanties in South Africa, but when I picture poverty, I see Justina Turull’s apartment in the Bronx.

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