NYCEDC, DCLA Seek Partners For Affordable Artist Workspace Initiative

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) today launched two new efforts to build capacity for affordable artist workspace in New York City. Continue Reading →

Only 1% Of Columbia University’s $10 million Commitment To Affordable Housing Spent

The Columbia Spectator reports that outside the West Harlem Development Corporation’s office, which sits on 127th Street between Morningside and Amsterdam Avenue, is a parking lot. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Comprehensive Enforcement Action Against Apartment Buildings From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that 250 apartment buildings have been placed in the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Alternative Enforcement Program, an initiative that shines a spotlight on multi-family buildings whose owners have allowed them to fall into dangerous disrepair. Continue Reading →

Broken Locks In Public Housing Blamed For Robbery That Cost Senior $10,000 In Harlem

We reported yesterday of a man robbing a senior women in Harlem, today NY1 reports that police are still looking for the person they say robbed an elderly woman of thousands of dollars in East Harlem. Continue Reading →

NYCHA Needs More than $200 Million, Say Residents

City Limits reports a night before Mayor de Blasio was to unveil the first budget of his second term, NYCHA residents and their allies made a plea for more funding than the mayor has pledged. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Vito Mustaciuolo As General Manager Of NYCHA

Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Vito Mustaciuolo (pictured) as acting General Manager of the New York City Public Housing Authority. Continue Reading →

Coalition Urges HUD To Maintain Critical Fair Housing Tool From Harlem To Hollywood

Seventy-six national civil rights, faith-based, affordable housing, and other organizations have voiced their strong opposition to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s headed by Secretary Ben Carson sudden decision to effectively suspend the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation. Continue Reading →

Deep Freeze With Probable Record Lows From Harlem To Hollis

PIX11 News reports that the Big Apple has been stuck in a freezer for several days and there isn’t much relief in sight. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Girl Reported Missing

Patch reports that the NYPD is trying to locate a girl who was reported missing this week in East Harlem, police said. Continue Reading →

Service Restored To East Harlem Building

ABC reports that heat and hot water have been restored to a building in East Harlem after problems with service during the bitterly cold weather. Continue Reading →

Woman Sets Harlem Apartment On Fire

Patch reports that sixteen people were injured, one critically, after an emotionally disturbed woman set fire to her Harlem apartment during a standoff with police, police and fire officials said. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Releases New Road Map To Build And Preserves 300,000 Affordable Housing

Mayor Bill de Blasio today released his “Housing New York 2.0” plan laying out new tools and programs to build and preserve affordable homes for 300,000 New York families – up from the previously announced goal of 200,000 homes. Continue Reading →

Lead Poisoning Lurks In Scores Of Neighborhoods From Harlem To Hollis

Reuters reports that in public health circles, New York City is known for its long war on lead poisoning. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces New Program To Save Mitchell-Lama Houses From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a new Mitchell-Lama Reinvestment Program to protect the long-term affordability of the City’s remaining Mitchell-Lama developments. Continue Reading →

Concrete Wall Collapses In Harlem Building

More than 100 firefighters helped clear rubble in Harlem after a building’s wall collapsed Thursday afternoon, an FDNY spokeswoman told source. Continue Reading →

Harlem Woman Using Diapers To Stop Bathroom Leak

Dorothy Muriel has lived inside the Polo Grounds in Harlem for nearly 40 years and she says her bathroom ceiling is falling in. Continue Reading →

Rats “Don’t Pay Rent … Fight” And More Have Taken Over The Jefferson Houses In Harlem

Aisha Smalls and her family live at the Wagner Houses on 115th Street and say the front entrance and walkways are being taken over by rodents. Continue Reading →

“Between The Lines: Stamped From The Beginning” By Ibram X. Kendi At The Schomburg

In historian Ibram X. Kendi’s critically acclaimed book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, he chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Continue Reading →

A Harlem Doctor Explains Why Housing Is More Important Than Anything Else

By Prabhjot Singh, MD, Ph.d,

I’m a doctor in East Harlem, where residents die, on average, 10 years earlier than their neighbors just a few blocks south on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Continue Reading →

3 Big Problems Plague Harlem River Houses

Brittany Hunter lives inside the Harlem River Houses and says there are so many problems in her building — and they start at the front door. Continue Reading →