Dozens Of Lead-Poisoned Kids Left In Their Contaminated NYCHA Apartments

Children from Harlem to Hollis, Queens remained in nearly three dozen public housing apartments potentially years after city inspectors discovered definitive evidence of lead paint in their homes 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 →

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 →

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat Statement On Agreement Between NYCHA And HUD

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement regarding the announcement by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA): Continue Reading →

Naughty Not Nice, No Heat During Christmas Day For NYCHA Tenants In Harlem

A few days ago we posted an article titled, With $25 Billion In Repair Costs NYCHA Stares Down A Federal Takeover From Harlem to Hollis. Today Patch writes that residents of an East Harlem public housing development celebrated Christmas in the cold …

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New Public Advocate Letitia James Says From Harlem To Hollis NYC Is ‘Worst Landlord’

Public Advocate Letitia James has previously used her ranking of bad landlords publicly shame the city’s most unscrupulous property owners reports Patch.

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Harlem’s Sheck Wes, NYCHA And Douglaston Development Bring Thanksgiving Meals To Harlem Residents

On Thanksgiving Day, platinum recording artist Sheck Wes teamed up with the New York City Housing Authority, NYCHA and Douglaston Development to feed 500 residents at the Johnson Houses in Harlem. Continue Reading →