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WNYC News

Feds Grant $3B to NYC Public Housing

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used for repairs and resiliency measures at 33 city public housing developments.

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Council Quizzes NYCHA Over Public/Private Partnership

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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City lawmakers are taking issue with a deal giving private developers a half stake in some Section 8 public housing developments.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is Public Housing Policing Like Broken Windows on Steroids?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The CCRB gets 200 complaints each year from NYCHA residents saying they've had a gun pointed at them by the cops. After the fatal shooting of Akai Gurley, is it time for serious reform?

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WNYC News

It's Been Two Years, but We're not Prepared for Another Sandy

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Con Edison says Lower Manhattan won't black out again, but the region hasn't built much of what it needs to be resilient.

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Spotlight on Safety in Public Housing

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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A summer safety program at Bed-Stuy's Tompkins Houses shows just how tough crime-fighting can be. Fifteen housing projects account for almost 20 percent of all violent crime in the city.

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Public Housing Getting Worse, Report Says

Monday, September 08, 2014

The rate of water leaks, heat outages and vermin has risen fast in NYC housing projects.

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WNYC News

This is Why Public Housing Buildings Are Falling Apart

Monday, July 28, 2014

New York City's public housing authority went from being a national model to one of the worst landlords in the city in the decade between 2001 and 2011.

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WNYC News

Fiscal and Repair Challenges Await New NYCHA Head

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shola Olatoye, 39, must now contend with crumbling buildings, lack of revenue and spikes in crime in the nation's largest public housing authority.

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WNYC News

A Pledge to Fight NYCHA Crime

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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Mayor Bill de Blasio backs up pledge to make public housing safer with added millions in investment.

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WNYC News

A Roadmap to the NYPD's Priorities

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says a gunshot detection technology pilot might stem gun incidents, but a City Council proposal to hire a thousand additional officers is not feasible.

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WNYC News

With Crime Rising in Public Housing, NYPD Posts Stats

Monday, April 28, 2014

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Police say domestic violence is a leading factor.

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WNYC News

FEMA Money to Turn Up the Heat in Sandy-Damaged Public Housing

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A long-awaited federal funds will replace broken-down, temporary boilers and reimburse the city for the cost of maintaining them.

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WNYC News

Shoddy Public Housing Boilers Cost City $1 Million a Month

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The 26 temporary boilers the New York City Housing Authority installed after Sandy are costly and unreliable. Residents say they smell, too.

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WNYC News

Public Housing Tries to Lift Boilers out of Danger

Friday, January 10, 2014

Public housing officials are planning to raise many of the system's boilers high enough so that another storm like Sandy would not knock them out again.

 

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WNYC News

In Harm's Way: Remembering New York City's Kids Killed by Gunfire

Monday, November 25, 2013

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The teens were called JayJay, Rozay, Sadonte, Kiki, BeeJay, Asia, K.T., MaoMao, Shallie and Rasmoove by the people who loved them best. They were the unlucky ones in a year of record low homicides. We spent a year profiling their lives.

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New Tech City

WiFi on Wheels Rolls Into Public Housing

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

In areas of the city where New Yorkers don't have easy access to broadband, it can be difficult to find a job – or even a build a resume to get started. The New York City Housing Authority is trying to help some of its residents by rolling in WiFi on wheels.

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WNYC News

Red Hook Hurricane Drill a Reminder of NYCHA's Unfinished Sandy Repairs

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

As the one-year anniversary of Sandy approaches, public housing residents in Brooklyn came out Wednesday to receive disaster-preparedness information from the New York City Housing Authority.

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In Public Housing, Temporary Boilers Are Here To Stay (For A While)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Nearly a year after Sandy devastated some public housing projects, thousands of people at those developments still depend on temporary, mobile boilers for heat and hot water. Residents say these devices deliver unreliable service, and many worry they are in for another cold winter.

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WNYC News

In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of Shaaliver Douse

Monday, August 12, 2013

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Shanise Farrar has barely stopped moving since she learned her son, 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse, was killed in the Bronx by police. Early last Sunday, rookie officers said they encountered him chasing and shooting at another youth on 151st Street and he refused to drop his gun.

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WNYC News

Public Housing Residents Worry About Future at Hearing

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hundreds of public housing residents waited in long lines to attend a hearing on the future of their developments. Among their chief concerns was a plan to develop luxury housing within eight New York City Housing Authority properties.

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