Editorial credit: Sergei Bachlakov / Shutterstock.com New York City is home to people from all over the world. We may eat different foods and speak different languages, but in the end, we all want things: jobs, good schools for our children, public safety, and a chance to live the American Dream. A central part of […]
Written By: Greg B. Smith Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday announced new leadership for the New York City Housing Authority at a moment when the nation’s biggest public housing authority is facing a near-existential crisis, forced to squeeze every penny out of some households while also confronting tenants who have simply […]
New York, NY, USA – Aug 19, 2021: Sign indicating location of Elliott Houses on W 25th St., a NYCHA development. (Shutterstock) By Natalie Rash, Gotham Gazette New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chair and CEO Greg Russ spoke at some length Thursday morning about the recently-passed New York City Public Housing Preservation Trust, which […]
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A candlelight vigil in Times Square was held for Michelle Alyssa Go, who was killed in a Times Square subway station last Saturday on January 18, 2022 in New York City. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) Commissioner Jocelyn E. Strauber today announced their […]
More than 5,000 public housing apartments in buildings long ago deemed “lead free” contain lead paint, THE CITY has learned. And that number is likely to grow. Meet a resident of one of those complexes: Mikhaila Bonaparte, who was born in 2013, just days before NYCHA falsified its lead report to the feds.
By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY The inspectors arrived at the Tompkins Houses in Brooklyn to check for lead paint when resident Shari Broomes was a young woman. They randomly tested a couple of apartments and later declared the entire public housing development — all 1,031 units — to be “lead free.” The Tompkins sampling […]