Streams

 

Nycha

WNYC News

In Public Housing, Some Seniors Worry About Health in the Heat

Friday, July 19, 2013

The New York City Housing Authority is doing outreach to the elderly during the heat wave — but some seniors who live in public housing say the city could be doing much more.

Comment

WNYC News

New York Housing Board to Increase Tenant Representation

Friday, July 05, 2013

Change is coming to the board of the New York City Housing Authority.

The state legislature has approved a plan backed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that will expand the authority's governing board from four to seven members. Two of the board's full-time positions have been eliminated, leaving Chairman John Rhea ...

Comment

WNYC News

Sequestration May Lead to Layoffs and Community Center Closings for Housing Authority

Friday, June 14, 2013

Facing a $205 million shortfall, the New York City Housing Authority says its bracing for up to 500 layoffs, worker furloughs and the closings of dozens of community and senior centers.

Comment

WNYC News

They Babysit...Then They Leave: Mixed Reviews on Police Push After Shootings

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

WNYC

The NYPD says it's responding to the rash of violence that included 26 shootings over the weekend by saturating high-crime precincts with more officers—as well as deploying watch towers and anti-crime units.

Comment

WNYC News

Public Housing Looks to Community Centers for Sandy Solution

Monday, May 20, 2013

The New York City public housing agency is taking cues from how residents behaved after Sandy in order to survive the next storm better.

Comment

WNYC News

Sandy Gives Chance to Rethink Public Housing

Friday, February 01, 2013

With Sandy costing the New York City Housing Authority $800 million and counting, what is the best way to spend that money? We put the question to three experts.

Comment

WNYC News

Bloomberg Vows to Erase Backlog of Public Housing Repairs

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed on Thursday to eliminate the massive backlog of repair requests from residents living in public housing by year's end. 

Comment

WNYC News

NYC Considers Turning Empty Public Housing Apartments into Boiler Rooms

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

As the New York City Housing Authority recovers from Sandy, it has been considering moving the boilers that heat its buildings out of basements and into vacant apartments where they will face less risk of flooding, according to people involved in discussions with officials. 

Comments [2]

New Tech City

Chelsea Gets the City's Largest Free Public Wi-Fi Network

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Parts of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District are now the largest outdoor public Wi-Fi zone in the city thanks to Google and the Chelsea Improvement Company. 

Read More

Comments [7]

WNYC News

Housing Generations | Life in the Projects: An Uncertain Future

Friday, December 21, 2012

WNYC is telling the story of public housing in New York City through the lens of one family that has lived there for four decades. The Alstons arrived in the Queensbridge Houses in 1954 and have lived there ever since. This is part four of a four-part series.

Comments [3]

WNYC News

Housing Generations | Life in the Projects: A Family on Two Paths

Thursday, December 20, 2012

WNYC is telling the story of public housing in New York City through the lens of one family that has lived there for four decades. The Alstons arrived in the Queensbridge Houses in 1954 and have lived there ever since. This is part three of a four-part series.

Comments [2]

WNYC News

Housing Generations | Life in the Projects: A Shift to Violence

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WNYC is telling the story of public housing in New York City through the lens of one family that has lived there for four decades. The Alstons arrived in the Queensbridge Houses in 1954 and have lived there ever since. This is part two of a four-part series.

Comments [10]

WNYC News

Housing Generations | Life in the Projects: Meet the Alston Family

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

WNYC is telling the story of public housing in New York City through the lens of one family that has lived there for four decades. The Alstons arrived in the Queensbridge Houses in 1954, and many members continue to live there. This is part one of a four-part series. 

Comments [8]

WNYC News

Public Housing Caught Off Guard by Sandy

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hospitals, private residential buildings and businesses were all caught off guard by the extent of flooding caused by Sandy. Storing electrical and heating systems underground turned out to be dangerous and devastating. But perhaps nowhere were the effects of the damage more on display than in New York City public housing. In 402 buildings across the city, residents carried water from broken fire hydrants up several flights of stairs, lit their hallways with candles and took other drastic measures to get by.

Comment

WNYC News

Public Housing Authority Workers Out in Force 2 Weeks After Storm Hits

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The New York City Housing Authority sent hundreds of its employees to the sprawling Red Hook Houses Tuesday, where two weeks after Sandy some residents continue to lack power, heat and hot water. The workers—many of whom usually staff office jobs at the authority but volunteered to be in the field—went door to door looking for tenants in need.

Comment

The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: NYCHA Chairman Rhea

Monday, November 12, 2012

John Rhea, NYCHA Chairman, talks about recovery efforts for the thousands of public housing units still without hot water, power or heat.

Comments [14]

WNYC News

In Red Hook, Sandy Aftermath Bring Complaints of Squalor in Public Housing

Friday, November 09, 2012

The city says 82 percent of public housing developments now have power and 70 percent have heat and hot water. But that still means thousands of residents are living in substandard conditions. 

Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn, where more than 6,000 people live, is one of the worst-off developments. About half the residents are still dealing with power outages, no heat and in some cases no water at all.

Comment

WNYC News

Public Housing Residents Still in Despair After Sandy

Monday, November 05, 2012

Large parts of the East Village appear to be back to normal with cafes open and young people back on the streets.  But at a public housing development on Avenue C, the desperation was palpable.

Comments [11]

WNYC News

On the Lower East Side, A Woman Emerges From a Dark High Rise for First Time

Thursday, November 01, 2012

It's been more than three days since power went out across large swaths of the city and beyond. And some New Yorkers haven’t ventured out of their apartments since the power went out. In multi-story public housing complexes like La Guardia Houses on the Lower East Side, getting in and out of the building can be daunting.

Comments [9]

WNYC News

NYC Officials Highlight Public Housing Security Concerns

Friday, September 21, 2012

Broken locks and an absence of security cameras are just a couple of the major public housing security concerns that were on the minds of elected officials on Friday.

Comments [1]