City Launches New LeadFree NYC Home Outreach Effort To Combat Potential Lead Paint Exposure

The de Blasio Administration today launched a data-based outreach and inspection effort to combat childhood lead exposure from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Fire Claims 6 lives, Including 4 Children At Frederick E. Samuel Houses In Harlem

By Ted Shaffrey

Six family members, including four children, were killed early Wednesday when a fire that apparently started on a stove ravaged a Harlem apartment, authorities said. Continue Reading →

NYCHA Will X-Ray For Lead Paint At 135,000 Apartments From Harlem To Hollis

The embattled New York City Housing Authority has launched a new effort to identify apartments contaminated with lead paint using X-ray devices that can detect the metal through multiple layers of paint. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Teamsters Local 237 Secure Fair Wages And More For NYCHA Workers

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Greg Floyd, President of Teamsters Local 237, announced today that the City of New York has reached a tentative contract agreement with Teamsters Local 237. Continue Reading →

Sanitation Chief Kathryn Garcia To Head NYCHA, Mayor Bill de Blasio Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio picked the city’s sanitation commissioner to run the New York City Housing Authority Tuesday, one week after announcing a federal oversight deal and amid rising concerns over the scandal-laden agency‘s new leadership. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Names Kathryn Garcia As Interim Chair Of The NYCHA

Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Kathryn Garcia as Interim Chair of the New York City Housing Authority, succeeding Stanley Brezenoff who will depart later this month. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Commissioner Garcia Announce A Plan To End Childhood Lead Exposure

Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Kathryn Garcia today released the City’s Roadmap to Eliminating Childhood Lead Exposure, following a 90-day review of all agencies’ policies related to lead prevention. Continue Reading →

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