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    Security cameras and Boulevard Houses in Brooklyn

    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]

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  • From left: Bill de Blasio and NYCHA chair Shola Olatoye and Hammel Houses in Queens

    From left: Bill de Blasio and NYCHA chair Shola Olatoye and Hammel Houses in Queens

    New York City Housing Authority officials say the city’s public housing system cannot meet its day-to-day obligations and the situation has become dire. [more]

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  • Governor Alfred E. Smith Houses

    Governor Alfred E. Smith Houses

    Could New York City appear on its own worst landlords list? A new report expected to be released on Monday suggests that the city is falling short in its management of the city’s public housing system, which serves more than 400,000 families. [more]

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    NYCHA’s Shola Olatoye and Scott Stringer

    City Comptroller Scott Stringer accused the New York City Housing Authority of “mismanagement and lax oversight” and of skimping on providing a required quantity of construction jobs to low-income tenants.

    Stringer’s office released an audit today alleging that the authority allowed contractors to either ignore the law or overstate the amount being paid to residents of low-income housing complexes in the city. [more]

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    Vincent Ignizio and NYPD

    Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council’s joint plan to devote $210 million to bolstering public housing will involve 200 additional police officers patrolling those buildings.

    Council member Vincent Ignizio and other politicians have criticized the number. Ignizio had rallied for 1,000 new police officers to be added to the budget. Instead, those 200 officers who will only cover New York City Housing Authority buildings comprise the total new enforcement personnel included in the city’s recent budget deal. Those police officers’ desk jobs will be replaced by civilians, the New York Observer reported. [more]

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    Melissa Mark-Viverito and Wagner Houses

    The City Council plans to allocate $210 million to improve conditions at buildings run by the New York City Housing Authority.

    Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced today that $50 million of it will go toward renovating existing public housing. Nearly $16 million will be spent on social service programs. [more]

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  • Abandoned NYC homes

    Abandoned NYC homes

    WEEKENDEDITION The New York City Housing Authority owns roughly 80 homes that it has left abandoned, in some cases for decades. [more]

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  • From left: Alicia Glen and New York City Housing Authority developments

    From left: Alicia Glen and New York City Housing Authority developments

    Alicia Glen, the deputy mayor for housing and economic development, said there are some “amazing” development opportunities within the New York City Housing Authority. She spoke during a panel organized by Crain’s on Tuesday. [more]

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  • From left: Mayor Bill de Blasio, Boulevard Houses in Brooklyn and security cameras

    From left: Mayor Bill de Blasio, Boulevard Houses in Brooklyn and security cameras

    The New York City Housing Authority’s camera installation is now on deadline. [more]

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  • From left: Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYCHA housing and Council member Ritche Torres

    From left: Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYCHA housing and Councilman Ritchie Torres

    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the his administration plans to reserve 750 public housing units for homeless families, short of the 2,500 some advocates and elected officials would like to see set aside. [more]

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  • A Brooklyn home owner has filed suit against the city’s housing authority, claiming the agency forced her to rent an apartment to a homeless woman after the tenant lost her subsidies. [more]

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  • Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City

    Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City

    A planned weekend walking tour of Queensbridge Houses, the city’s largest public housing complex, has residents concerned about crowds of tourists invading their privacy. [more]

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  • Mariners Harbor Houses

    Mariners Harbor Houses

    WEEKENDEDITION The New York City Housing Authority is giving its Mariners Harbor Houses on Staten Island a $19 million upgrade. [more]

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  • From left, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Ravenswood Houses

    From left, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Ravenswood Houses

    WEEKENDEDITION Amid safety concerns, the Ravenswood Houses in Astoria will receive a new lighting system, updating a decades-old dilapidated system.

    Residents at the New York City Housing Authority complex say the old bulbs had grown so dim that they no longer felt safe coming home at night to the 2,167-unit complex, which houses roughly 4,500 residents. [more]

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  • Cecile House

    Cecil House

    The city is planning to relocate more than 6,500 seniors residing in publicly subsidized housing to smaller units, freeing up apartments for bigger families, according to a report.

    Currently, about 11,400 households are “extremely under-occupied,” the New York City Housing Authority general manager Cecil House announced during a recent City Council hearing. [more]

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  • From left: Letitia James and Ritchie Torres (Credit: William Alatriste)

    From left: Ritchie Torres (Credit: Williams Alatriste) and Letitia James

    Some politicians are pushing for more security features and police officers at public housing projects after a news report revealed an alarming spike in criminal activity in the city-run buildings. [more]

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  • 2007 Surf Avenue

    2007 Surf Avenue

    Updated 9:03 a.m.: A suspicious fire in a Coney Island housing development on Sunday afternoon critically injured two New York Police Department officers and required 70 firefighters to put out the blaze. A 16-year-old who lives in the building has been taken into custody. [more]

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    A. Philip Randolph Houses in Harlem today and in 1928 (Credit: New York Public Library)

    The city is to announce plans to begin a long-awaited conversion of the historic A. Philip Randolph Houses in Harlem today, transforming the property into a mixed-income development with both private and public housing units. [more]

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  • A Long Beach boiler room damaged during Hurricane Sandy

    A Long Beach boiler room damaged during Hurricane Sandy

    New York City public housing boilers damaged during Hurricane Sandy will be replaced using a $100 million cash infusion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. [more]

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  • Public housing  in Coney Island

    WEEKENDEDITION A disabled woman in Brooklyn is suing the New York Housing Authority for $1 million after the agency ignored her requests to move into a smaller unit for more than a decade. [more]

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