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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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  • randolph-houses

    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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  • From left: Queensbridge Houses and Mayor Bill de Blasio

    From left: Queensbridge Houses and Mayor Bill de Blasio

    Opponents of a Bloomberg-era plan to lease New York City Housing Authority land to developers are dropping their lawsuit against the plan. [more]

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  • From left: Queensbridge Houses and Mayor Bill de Blasio

    From left: Queensbridge Houses and Mayor Bill de Blasio

    Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to allocate $52.5 million in his preliminary budget to tackle long-delayed apartment repairs in New York City Housing Authority buildings. [more]

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  • De Blasio unveils key housing appointments

    February 09, 2014 12:00PM

    Mayor Bill de Blasio with staff announcing his new appointees

    WEEKENDEDITION Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced key housing appointments that will help him reach his goal of delivering 200,000 units of low-cost housing to New York City. [more]

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  • How to revitalize city housing: OPINION

    January 20, 2014 03:35PM
    Queensbridge Houses, Long Island City

    Queensbridge Houses, Long Island City

    Revitalizing the New York City Housing Authority’s aging infrastructure is a daunting task, but indisputably important. Leonard Grunstein argues in a recent Crain’s op-ed that the city needs to tap modern financial tools, scale back construction regulation and seek federal assistance in order to rescue some of the city’s most decrepit housing stock. [more]

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  • From left: Alfred E. Smith houses in Lower Manhattan and home repair underway

    From left: Alfred E. Smith houses in Lower Manhattan and home repair underway

    The New York City Housing Authority, which receives 50,000 new repair requests every week, reduced a backlog of around 350,000 resident work orders in March to 106,000 by the end of the year, nearly hitting the agency’s goal of 100,000. [more]

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  • John Rhea

    John Rhea

    John Rhea, the chairman of the city’s public housing authority, resigned last night after a stormy four-year tenure during which he drew heavy criticism for the deteriorating state of public housing in New York City.

    Rhea tendered his resignation to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and designated Kyle Kimball, the outgoing director of the city’s Economic Development Corporation, to take over as temporary chairman of the authority, sources told the New York Daily News. [more]

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  • The Louis H. Pink Houses in Brooklyn

    THe Louis H. Pink Houses in Brooklyn

    WEEKENDEDITION Keeping the projects safe doesn’t come cheap in New York City. The city assigns about 2,000 officers to New York City Housing Authority buildings, at a cost of roughly $70 million a year. [more]

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  • The Jonathan Williams Plaza Community Center in Williamsburg at 325 Roebling Street

    The Jonathan Williams Plaza Community Center in Williamsburg at 325 Roebling Street

    New York City Housing Authority administrators threatened a whistleblower who reported the sexual abuse of children at one of NYCHA’s after-school programs in Brooklyn, according to a new lawsuit.

    NYCHA officials also failed to notify police of the alleged abuse, according to mothers of two of the alleged victims, who filed a federal suit in Brooklyn. [more]

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  • An ad on Craigslist

    An ad for a public housing rental on Craigslist

    WEEKENDEDITION Some New York City public-housing residents are trying to make some extra cash this holiday season by renting out their subsidized apartments. [more]

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  • van-dyke

    Van Dyke Houses at 370 Blake Avenue and New York City Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea

    The New York City Housing Authority vowed yesterday to remove mold from asthmatics’ apartments at Brooklyn’s Van Dyke Houses as part of a lawsuit settlement. [more]

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  • Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City

    Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City

    Amid the city’s shortage of affordable housing, hundreds of public housing units are sitting vacant for years at a time. [more]

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  • rutgers-houses

    61 Pike Street

    UPDATED, 1:09p.m., Dec. 10: The New York City Housing Authority wants to evict a 100-year-old resident of the Lower East Side housing project Rutgers Houses, alleging that her son unlawfully moved into her unit.

    Concetta Passione, who pays $219 per month for the unit, said she has lived in the one-bedroom since 1964. The agency argued that she does not actually live there, but instead has secretly been a resident of Italy. She was served an eviction notice November 1, around the time of her 100th birthday. Her 73-year-old son Sebastian told the New York Daily News he requested that the housing authority add his name to the lease, so he could take care of his mother. He said he never received a response. [more]

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  • michael-rooney

    Michael Rooney of MDG

    The New York City Housing Authority hired Long Island-based contractor MDG Design & Construction last month to repair 874 of its apartments — despite federal charges that the firm violated several labor laws.

    In May, MDG was accused of letting subcontractors bilk construction workers out of millions of dollars on a $60 million Grand Street Guild federal housing project in the Lower East Side. Three workers on the project filed a class action suit in October, alleging they received no more than $50 per day and were instructed to hide from inspectors.  [more]

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  • Michael Bloomberg and NYCHA's Baruch Houses on the Lower East Side

    Michael Bloomberg and Baruch Houses on the Lower East Side

    A Manhattan state judge has dismissed a City Council-backed lawsuit that aimed to delay the New York City Housing Authority’s controversial land lease program. The program would raise revenue for repairs and capital projects by permitting building of market-rate apartments on the grounds of eight different public housing projects in Manhattan. [more]

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