Mayor de Blasio Announced Torres-Springer And Patchett To New City Jobs

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced Maria Torres-Springer will serve as the next Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development when its current commissioner, Vicki Been, returns to teaching at New York University. Continue Reading →

City’s East Harlem Plan Would Allow Retail Development On NYCHA Properties

The de Blasio administration’s plan to rezone East Harlem would allow nearly half-a-million square feet of retail to be developed in three public-housing complexes, city documents show. Continue Reading →

Chick Link To See If Your Harlem Landlord Is Ripping You Off

mayor-de-blasio1On Tuesday, Patch news partner ProPublica published an investigative story by reporter Cezary Podkul that showed thousands of property owners (over 70+ in Harlem) New York are bilking the city and tenants out of millions of dollars. Continue Reading →

Harlem Tenants Sue Landlord For Illegally Hiking Up Rent In Over 20 Buildings

housing7n-1-webNY Daily News reports that a class action lawsuit by Harlem tenants accuses their landlord of illegally jacking up rents and abusing city tax breaks in more than 20 apartment buildings. Continue Reading →

In Harlem Building, ‘The City Is The Slumlord’

city-is-worse-harlem-landlordThe floorboards of the apartments at 161 West 140th Street cracked below my feet and I was told many times to watch my step because they were considered unstable. Continue Reading →

Get Paid To Host “Home For the Holidays” In Your House In Harlem

homeless in harlemThe city will now pay Harlemites and New Yorkers to take in their homeless friends and family members for up to a year under the new program “Home for the Holidays” that launched this week, the NYC Dept. of Homeless Services (DHS) announced. Continue Reading →

Harlem Senior Building Plagued By Problems

lord-white-hoses-in-harlemCarl Joseph is worried for his 79-year-old mother and the dozens of other seniors who live at the Gaylord White Houses on 104th street in Harlem. Continue Reading →

New Data Disproves The Myth That Affordable Housing Lowers The Value Of Your Home

affordable housing in harlem1The standard argument against affordable housing is pretty simple: It lowers a neighborhood’s home prices. Here’s the thing, though: The data doesn’t support it. Continue Reading →

Bad Landlords From Harlem To Hollis Are Not Paying Their $34 Mil Rent

Scott_StringerThe Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) – the agency that promotes the construction and preservation of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers – has failed to collect tens of millions of dollars in fines from landlords, a new audit released by New York City Scott M. Stringer shows. Continue Reading →

Rosa And Others Receive Generosity At 5K Run/Walk Riverside Park In Harlem

gen1Rosa and her family were shown Generosity NYC in a multi-charity 5K Run/Walk that took place on Sunday, November 13th, 2016 in New York City’s Riverside Park at 104th Street in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →