NYCHA State Of Emergency From Harlem To Hollis Could Cost City Hundreds Of Millions

Curbed NY reports that Earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo officially declared a state of emergency on the New York City Housing Authority, calling for the appointment of an independent monitor who will oversee expedited repairs at public housing facilities. Continue Reading →

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Harem Rep Adriano Espaillat Statement On Shola Olatoye’s Resignation From NYCHA

Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, issued the following statement regarding news of Shola Olatoye’s resignation as chairperson of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Names Stanley Brezenhoff Interim Chair Of NYCHA From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced Stanley Brezenoff will serve as Interim Chair of the New York City Housing Authority, succeeding Shola Olatoye who will depart the post at the end of April 2018. Continue Reading →

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Beleaguered NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye Is Resigning

NY Post reports that embattled NYCHA chair Shola Olatoye — who faced strong criticism for her handling of lead paint inspections and poor living conditions — is stepping down from her post, City Hall announced Monday. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Rep Espaillat Announces Increase In Federal Public Housing Capital Funding

Representative Adriano Espaillat released the following statement regarding the increase to federal funding allocated for HUD, New York housing and NYCHA. Continue Reading →

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De Blasio Administration Announces New Measures To Expedite NYCHA Hearing System

The de Blasio Administration today announced measures to expedite major heating upgrades at public housing by 8 to 20 months, depending on the size of the project. Continue Reading →

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Seitu’s World: NAN Honors Shola Olatoye, NYCHA CEO In Harlem (Photographs)

Photographs by Seitu Oronde

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On Thursday, December 19, 2017, a diverse group came together to honor Shola Olatoye, CEO NYCHA at the National Action Network (NAN) in Harlem, NY. 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 →

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The Expansion Of Urban Farm Program At Public Housing Developments From Harlem To Hollis

The New York City Housing Authority will bring two urban farms to public housing developments in 2017, continuing a program launched in 2016 that brought farms to developments in Brownsville, Canarsie and East Harlem. Continue Reading →

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First Lady McCray, Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Announce NYCHA Farm Expansion

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYC Housing Authority Chair Shola Olatoye and Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships came together today. Continue Reading →

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Rats, Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces $32 Million Neighborhood Rat Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a $32 million, multi-agency plan to reduce the city’s rat population that targets the three most infested parts of city: the Grand Concourse area, Chinatown/East Village/Lower East Side and Bushwick/Bedford-Stuyvesant. Continue Reading →

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Trump’s Budget Takes A ‘Meat Axe’ To Affordable Housing Budget From Harlem To Hollis

Still grappling with the implications of record cuts to federal public housing funding for 2017, NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye joined Senator Chuck Schumer outside the Elliot Houses in Chelsea on Tuesday to predict the impact of additional multi-million dollar cuts laid out in President Donald Trump’s draft “skinny budget” for Fiscal Year 2018. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio And Housing Chair Olatoye Investing $1 Billion In NYCHA Buildings From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Housing Authority Chair Shola Olatoye today committed $1 billion in City capital to replace deteriorating roofs on NYCHA buildings over the next 10 years. Continue Reading →

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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 →

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Yes, It’s The Boys & Girls Club Of Harlem Annual Celebration 2016

youth-performing-swing1The Boys & Girls Club of Harlem 2016 held its annual fundraiser and celebration, “Autumn in New York,” Wednesday night at the Riverside Church, commemorating 35 years of serving the local youth of Harlem as it embarks on a new chapter at PS 186. Continue Reading →

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Boys & Girls Club Of Harlem To Host Celebration Of Fabulous Futures To Harlem Youth

boys-and-girls-clubAfter the grand opening of a brand new Clubhouse, the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem will hold its annual fundraiser and celebration, “Autumn in New York,” commemorating 35 years of serving the local youth of Harlem as it embarks on a new chapter at PS 186.  Continue Reading →

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Harlem River Houses Public Library Branch Tabbed For Expansion

screen_shot_2016-10-27_at_13617_pm-1477589814-8710The Macomb’s Bridge branch of the New York Public Library — located within the Harlem River Houses — has about a fourth as much seating space as a subway car. Continue Reading →

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