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Brooklyn Borough President Applauds Officer Liang Indictment

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Eric Adams, a former police officer, says unlike the Garner case on Staten Island, the Brooklyn grand jury did what it was supposed to do.

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WNYC News

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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$108 Million in FEMA Funds to go to Housing Project Hit by Sandy

Friday, September 05, 2014

Nearly two years after Sandy, five buildings at the Coney Island Houses have been approved for $108 million in FEMA funds.  

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Residents Split On City's Safer Public Housing Promise

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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While crime is down more than four percent across the city's public housing developments, crime at the Lincoln Houses is up more than five percent year-to-date.

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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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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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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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A New Promenade in Queensbridge Park

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Officials cut the ribbon today at the newly renovated Queensbridge Park along the East River. 

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Manhattan DA on the Harlem Raids

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance talks about the issues raised by the two raids in Harlem public housing last week and how his office will address the cases. 

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Celebrating the Life of an Officer Who Rushed to Danger

Monday, April 14, 2014

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NYPD veteran officer Dennis Guerra and his partner were overcome by smoke responding to a fire in a Coney Island high-rise.

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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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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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Exit Interview: NYCHA Chairman John Rhea

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

New York City Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea has had a seemingly insurmountable task for the past four years — providing safe and affordable housing for more than 630,000 people living in the largest public housing system in the U.S.

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Public Housing Authority Turns Attention to Future Threats

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The agency that runs public housing projects in New York says it's made big improvements since Sandy.

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Sandy Minute-by-Minute: 10 AM, Taking the Great-Grandson to the Park

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A great grandmother tries to calm a boy's fears about storms.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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