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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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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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