The Rev. Louis Gigante, who helped rebuild neighborhoods destroyed by poverty and arson in the 1960s and ’70s.
Bronx Leader Leads New Generation To Become Leaders
The man who helped rebuild the Bronx from the ashes is passing a torch of a very different sort.
The Rev. Louis Gigante, who founded the South East Bronx Community Organization in 1968 as a wave of arson began sweeping through the borough, stepped down last week as head of the renowned nonprofit after nearly 40 years at the helm.