Study Says East Harlem And Other Housing Nonprofits Get Short End of Stick Under City

A chart showing that in the first two and a half years of the de Blasio administration, nine of ten development deals for public land went to for-profit developers.’

Over the past year, from East Harlem to Crown Heights, we’ve heard residents demand that when the city develops public land, that it partner with non-profit developers. Continue Reading →

Vacant Lots To Become More Than 400 ‘Affordable’ Homes From Harlem To Hollis

The city[easyazon_link identifier=”0117529443″ locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Department of Housing Preservation and Development[/easyazon_link] is teaming up with private developers to construct more than 400 below-market apartments and homes on vacant city-owned lots in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Harlem, the city announced Monday. Continue Reading →

Residents Frustrated With HPD’s Nine-Year Renovation Delay In Harlem

The NY Post reports that the city has spent more than $1 million subsidizing the rents of a dozen tenants it forced from a century-old Manhattan apartment building it promised to renovate in 2008. 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 →

‘We Have a Building in Crisis’: Tenants in City-Owned Harlem Building Live Without Heat, Hot Water

tenats-campign-in-harlemEthel Powell, a 98-year-old resident of 161 W. 140th Street, worries that at her age she might have an accident heating up water on her stove. Continue Reading →

5 Tips To Increase Child Safety From Harlem To Hollis

Gordon Parks - A woman and her dog in the Harlem section 1943As the weather gets warmer and people begin to open their window at home, the Health Department and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) remind New Yorkers that properly installed window guards are a critical safety measure to prevent children from falling out of open windows. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s P.S. 186 Affordable Units Will Rent From $508

PS186 Residential Entry RenderingP.S. 186 in Harlem is in the midst of a transformation from dilapidated, abandoned building to a $48.6 million mixed-use development, with a focus on low- to middle-income housing. Continue Reading →