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  • From left: Scott Stringer and Shola Olatoye (credit: Max Dworkin)

    From left: Scott Stringer and Shola Olatoye (credit: Max Dworkin)

    New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer Public released an audit Monday that claims housing officials underreported their maintenance backlog by nearly 40 percent and closed work orders without performing repairs.

    The audit found that the New York City Housing Authority routinely closed non-emergency work orders if residents are not home when NYCHA workers visit their apartments. [more]

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  • From left: Scott Stringer, Shola Olatoye and the Jacob Riis Houses in Alphabet City

    From left: Scott Stringer, Shola Olatoye and the Jacob Riis Houses in Alphabet City

    Hundreds of the New York City Housing Authority’s apartments have been vacant for an average of seven years for repairs and renovations and least 80 apartments have been empty for more than a decade, according to a new audit commissioned by Comptroller Scott Stringer. [more]

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  • From left: Scott Stringer and Bill de Blasio

    From left: Scott Stringer and Bill de Blasio

    The (rental) apocalypse isn’t coming. Not yet at least.

    While Monday night’s expiration of the city’s rent regulations of roughly a million New York City apartments is extremely worrisome, Mayor Bill de Blasio no longer calls it a “nightmare scenario,” according to Capital New York. [more]

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    Comptroller Scott Stringer and a filthy subway platform

    The New York subway is “unworthy of a world-class city,” New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said in response to a recent audit of the MTA. [more]

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  • “X-Men” may have robbed NYCHA

    May 16, 2015 12:00PM
    The X-Men and Comptroller Scott Stringer

    The X-Men and Comptroller Scott Stringer

    The New York City Housing Authority is having a comic super-hero problem, with employees checking out thousands of dollars worth of equipment under the pseudonym “X-Men.” [more]

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  • Comptroller Scott Stringer

    Comptroller Scott Stringer

    A new audit from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office found that the Department of Citywide Administrative Services — which is the city’s chief property manager — cannot accurately track the more than 19 million square feet of office space it administers.

    The comptroller’s audit found that the DCAS didn’t have an accurate inventory list of available office space, didn’t consistently follow protocols for space request evaluations, and doesn’t know exactly how much property it manages.  [more]

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  • Scott Stringer and NYCHA Chairwoman Shola Olatoye

    Scott Stringer and NYCHA’s Shola Olatoye

    The New York City Housing Authority has been quietly selling off about $18 million worth of unused supplies for a fraction of the price they originally cost taxpayers.

    The goods include furniture, sinks, office supplies and briefcases, according to an investigation by the New York Daily News. Comptroller Scott Stringer is reportedly looking into NYCHA’s purchasing problems, which were previously identified in a 2012 report commissioned by NYCHA’s then-chairman John Rhea. [more]

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  • NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer

    Scott Stringer

    The City Council is set to hear testimony tomorrow on short-term New York City rentals, namely, the divisive Airbnb. And City Comptroller Scott Stringer has chosen this moment to broadcast his position against the website.

    “This growing trend [of short-term rentals] poses concerns for the City of New York — in particular, for our affordable housing stock and public safety,” Stringer wrote in his testimony obtained by the New York Daily News. [more]

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  • New York City Housing Authority housing and Comptroller Scott Stringer

    NYCHA’s Clinton Houses at Lexington Avenue and 108th Street East Harlem and Comptroller Scott Stringer

    The New York City Housing Authority is under fire by city Comptroller Scott Stringer for allegedly missing out on $700 million over the last decade that could have been used to improve decaying public housing stock. [more]

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  • From left: Scott Stringer and the May 2008 crane collapse on the Upper East Side

    From left: Scott Stringer and the May 2008 crane collapse on the Upper East Side

    After two deadly crane collapses that killed nine people in 2008, the city failed to implement most of the changes it was supposed to, a new report from the comptroller’s office reveals. [more]

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    From left: 2010 FEMA map, 2014 proposed new map and Scott Stringer

    UPDATED, 9:45 p.m., October 30: The New York City flood zones contain 84,000 properties valued at a total of $129 billion, according to a report by Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office. [more]

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  • From left; Scott Stringer and Long Island College Hospital

    From left; Scott Stringer and Long Island College Hospital

    The New York State Nurses Association and its allies staged a rally at Cobble Hill’s Long Island College Hospital on Wednesday to advocate for expanded medical services after a deal to reopen limited services at the site fell apart. Politicians on hand had harsh words for the State University of New York’s troubled efforts to offload the property.

    “I will tell you today what has happened over the last 18 months is nothing short of disgraceful,” City Comptroller Scott Stringer told the crowd. [more]

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  • From left: Scott Stringer and New York City Housing Authority housing

    From left: Scott Stringer and New York City Housing Authority housing

    While luxurious residential towers are sprouting up all over the city, New York’s public housing has gotten worse over the last decade, according to a new report from City Comptroller Scott Stringer. [more]

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  • From left: Scott Stringer, Gilbert Taylor, Pan American Hotel at 79-00 Queens Boulevard and Westway Hotel at 71-11 Astoria Boulevard

    From left: Scott Stringer, Gilbert Taylor, Pan American Hotel at 79-00 Queens Boulevard and Westway Hotel at 71-11 Astoria Boulevard

    The Department of Homeless Services has vowed to give communities and elected officials one week’s notice before opening new homeless shelters. The announcement comes in the wake of a series of confrontations over shelters in Queens and harsh criticism from New York City comptroller Scott Stringer. [more]

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  • From left: Scott Stringer and Bill de Blasio

    From left: Scott Stringer and Bill de Blasio

    Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer will establish a $350 million fund to support affordable housing.

    The proposal is seen as a step forward in the mayor’s plan to create and preserve 200,000 affordable units over the coming decade. [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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    Hurricane Sandy damage in New York, and Scott Stringer

    The city Department of Homeless Services paid $19.9 million in emergency contracts during Hurricane Sandy for services that were never provided, according to a report from Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office cited by the Wall Street Journal.

    The contracts were intended to give victims a temporary shelter. Instead, the agency “made the city vulnerable to waste, fraud and abuse,” Stringer wrote in the report. [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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  • Sandy damage on Staten Island

    Sandy damage on Staten Island

    Comptroller Scott Stringer will meet with Staten Island homeowners in Midland Beach tonight to discuss the city’s disbursement of funds for home rebuilding. The meeting is part of a broader effort by Stringer’s office to assess how federal aid money was spent under the city’s Build It Back program. The comptroller’s office is preparing to audit the program under the Sandy Oversight Program. [more]

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    Scott Stringer

    Rents in New York City have skyrocketed by 75 percent since 2000, while median incomes have grown static.

    The median apartment rent rose to $1,100 per month from $630 over a 12-year period ending in 2012, according to a report from the office of Comptroller Scott Stringer. Compared to everywhere else in the U.S., the 2012 rent level in the city was 31 percent higher. Michael Bloomberg was elected mayor in 2001. Several more apartments rents in the range of $1,200 and $1,600 now than in 2000. Back then, apartments renting for $400 through $1,000 per month were far more common. There were 360,000 fewer units in that range in 2012, Crain’s reported, citing the study. [more]

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