Tuesday, December 18, 2012
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
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.
Thursday, November 01, 2012
By Marianne McCune : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
Friday, August 17, 2012
In an effort to decrease violence in public housing, the New York City Housing Authority plans to bring in so-called “violence interrupters.”
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The New York City Housing Authority has released a controversial consultant's report that found significant problems with the agency’s management, and how it spends its money.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
By Jorteh Senah
Nineteen members of two East Harlem gangs have been indicted for selling crack cocaine in the vicinity of public housing.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
After an 88-year-old woman was beaten to death inside her Bronx public housing apartment, Councilman James Vacca said security cameras will be installed at the development where she lived.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
New York Police officers regularly walk the floors, stairwells and roofs of public housing developments looking for suspicious activity. These so-called vertical patrols are also conducted at private buildings when requested by building owners.
Monday, August 08, 2011
By Richard Yeh : Producer, WNYC News
Public housing buildings are falling into disrepair at a rate faster than the New York City Housing Authority can keep up with them, according to a resident survey.
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Senior citizens living in public housing are more likely to smoke, suffer from obesity and overall be in worse health than seniors citywide, according to a health study commissioned by the city.
Monday, September 27, 2010
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
New York City's Housing Authority is launching a pilot program to help public housing tenants catch up on late rent payments and avoid eviction.