NYCHA Embraces Private Development To Fight ‘Financial Death Spiral’

In the face of at least $35 million in federal funding cuts for 2017—what Bronx Council Member Ritchie Torres described Monday as a “financial death spiral”—New York City Housing Authority Chair Shola Olatoye insisted that NYCHA now has no choice but to fully embrace NextGeneration Neighborhoods. Continue Reading →

Wagner Houses Residents Say No Heat In Their Harlem Building

Inside Jessica Gonzalez’s apartment at the Wagner Houses, abuela is shivering huddled under a mass of blankets. Continue Reading →

How A Block Of Abandoned Harlem Buildings Were Transformed Into Affordable Housing

New York Yimby reports that a decade ago, the New York City Housing Authority emptied out 22 decaying tenement buildings on the south side of 114th Street in central Harlem, sending residents to public housing elsewhere in the city. 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 →

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 →

Thousands Of NYCHA Tenants From Harlem To Hollis Struggle Without Gas

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The Daily News reported last week that over 400 apartments at the Ulysses S. Grant Houses in Harlem have been without gas since August 2016 — and service won’t be restored until early November 2016. Continue Reading →

Child Injured When Car Crashes Into Scaffolding In Harlem

harlem scaffolding collapse two in one2A child was injured and several others were hurt, when a livery car crashed into scaffolding in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Op-ed: Free, Healthy, Summer Meals For NYC Children From Harlem To Hollis

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No child should ever have to go without a meal. That’s why the DOE is, once again, offering completely free, nutritious breakfasts and lunches to anyone 18 years or younger in New York City all summer long. Continue Reading →

Saint Nicholas Houses Youth Artists Dedicate Mural In Harlem

harlem projects nuralGroundswell, the Office of Council Member Ritchie Torres, and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) will unveil the first two murals of a series of three at the Saint Nicholas Houses today Thursday, June 23 at 4:00 PM EST, as part of a major one-year initiative entitled “Public Art / Public Housing.” Continue Reading →

NYCHA Environmental Ambassadors Teach NYCHA Residents To Recycle

0516_nychaAs the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) rolls out recycling for more than 400,000 residents from Harlem to Hollis, GrowNYC is gearing up to train NYCHA residents to become Environmental Ambassadors who  encourage their neighbors to participate in the NYCHA Recycles! program.  Continue Reading →