The New York City Housing Authority was hit with a $281 million lawsuit over alleged security shortcomings after a six-year-old boy was killed in an East New York housing complex.
P.J. Avitto was fatally stabbed in June in an elevator at Boulevard Houses in East New York. His family filed a lawsuit yesterday claiming that his death was “a direct and proximate result of the . . . carelessness, recklessness, gross negligence and gross recklessness of NYCHA.” [more]