by on August 27, 2018
Bronx, NY. 08/25/2018: The Throggs Neck Houses in the Bronx. On Friday, NYCHA suddenly reassigned all of their existing employees there without explanation. Allegations of after-hours sex parties prompted the entire staff of a Bronx public housing development to be suddenly reassigned, the Daily News has learned. The authority’s top management was told the supervisor of caretakers regularly hosted parties inside a groundskeepers shop in the Throggs Neck Houses, sources told The News. ...
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by on May 14, 2018
The Grand Concourse in the Bronx. For lifelong Bronx resident Leette Eaton-White, the first sign of her neighborhood's transformation came by way of her local supermarket. It was there on a shelf that the 31-year old college administrator noticed Method, an organic (and relatively pricey) line of cleaning products. "I had only seen them in Manhattan or Westchester previously," White, who lives in the Northern Bronx's Edenwald section, told CNBC recently in an email. "I instantly tho...
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by on April 6, 2018
An investor group including Kushner Cos. is set to receive a loan of about $600 million from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to build a residential tower in Brooklyn, New York. About 95 percent of the planned development project is owned by CIM Group, a private Los Angeles-based investment firm. The remainder is owned by Kushner Cos. and LIVWRK, a developer that has frequently partnered with the family company of Jared Kushner, son-in-law and senior adviser to President Donald Trump. The two smaller own...
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by on August 24, 2018
District court to rule on constitutionality of Fort Lauderdale's feeding ban law A lawsuit challenging Fort Lauderdale's controversial homeless feeding ban is back in court after a federal appellate court sided with a group of activists over the city. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said it's time for the city to help homeless people instead of fighting them. When the City of Fort Lauderdale began arresting people feeding the homeless at Stranahan Park four years ago, the g...
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by on June 1, 2018
The agency will also have to agree to a court-appointed federal monitor to oversee operations. A settlement that is being negotiated between the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan and the New York City Housing Authority could force the city to shell out $1 billion and agree to a federal monitor that will oversee the agency, reports the New York Times. Citing “two people familiar with the negotiations” as their source, the Times notes that while the settlement is being finaliz...
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by on February 13, 2018
The Department of Housing Preservation and Development has identified 87 vacant lots for development Just a day after a searing report questioned the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s inaction on vacant city-owned lots, the agency has now announced the construction of 490 affordable homes on some of those lots. These affordable homes will rise on 87 different lots in various neighborhoods across the city namely Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York, Weeksvil...
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by on August 1, 2018
Some of the worst water tanks are in the city’s public housing, cleaners say. Birds and insects were found inside the water tanks atop NYCHA’s Elliott housing development in 2017. The evidence of contamination was there in black and white – until it disappeared. The New York City Housing Authority’s handwritten “Annual Roof Tank Inspection Reports” chronicle a history of tainted drinking water tanks that the housing agency failed to report to city health officials, according to an e...
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by on August 15, 2018
A Community Land Trust (CLT) is a community-managed nonprofit organization or association established to provide permanent affordable housing and build community assets in the territory that it owns and governs. CLTs are grounded in community participation and stakeholder cooperation. This article looks at five diverse case studies of existing CLTs around the world—from the model’s founding in the Deep South to its application in post-industrial Boston and Albuquerque, and informal settlemen...
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by on August 29, 2018
Brianne Pawson, supervisor of grounds at NYCHA's Throggs Neck Houses, has been suspended following probe of on-the-clock sex parties NYCHA has suspended two staff members implicated in a widening scandal at a Bronx public housing development as investigators launch an internal probe into allegations of boozy, on-the-clock sex parties there, the Daily News has learned. A supervisor and a caretaker at Throggs Neck Houses were suspended without pay for 30 days pending the internal investi...
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by on September 1, 2018
Polo Grounds in Washington Heights The New York City Housing Authority has not been forthcoming about the number of children exposed to and poisoned by lead paint in its buildings, and only now are New Yorkers starting to get a clear picture of the severity of the problem. On Thursday, the Health Department released its Childhood Blood Lead Level Surveillance Quarterly Report, revealing that 1,160 kids living in public housing have tested positive for lead poisoning since 2012. A DOH p...
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by on April 28, 2018
Signs hung up in front of a vacant lot in Weeksville, Brooklyn, in 2014 by members of 596 Acres, an organization that maps vacant lots in New York City and advocates for community stewardship of th at land. Vacant lots dot lower-income neighborhoods across the country. In many cities, urban growers have planted in those lots, repurposing abandoned city land into gardens with farmers markets and healthy food. But cities often still register such plots as "vacant," which allows them to b...
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by on May 25, 2018
Real estate site StreetEasy broke down some data on the 260,000 people who made the move to New York City last year. Real estate site StreetEasy took a hard look at the people moving to New York City, like where they're coming from and how old they are. Plenty of people have written about moving to New York City, and a fair number have also written about why they move away from here, but where are all these people coming from and headed to? Real estate site StreetEasy looked into th...
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