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NY1 At 20: 1999 Report Looks At Battle Surrounding S.I. Bungalow Community

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NY1 VIDEO: As NY1 News revisits its 20-year history, the station looks back at reporter John Schiumo's March 30, 1999 story about residents of Spanish Camp, a unique bungalow community on Staten Island that learned they would be forced out of their homes after the land was sold to a developer.

NY1 FOLLOW-UP: The bungalows that made up Spanish Camp would be demolished despite a fight to landmark a home used by Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker movement, who's being considered for sainthood by the Vatican. The site went undeveloped for years in part due to a dispute between the original developer and the city over the use of some of the property as parkland.

Today, many of the lots belong to different owners. A 2009 agreement between the city and those owners has allowed infrastructure improvements and construction to move forward. Today a few homes have been built, and several others are slated for construction, but much of the site remains a work in progress.

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