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Stringer, Niou Call on NYCHA to Address Urgent Heating, Hot Water Needs

Over the weekend, State Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou joined NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer to speak out about heat outages at NYCHA complexes during last week's cold snap.

NYCHA Announces Plans For New Residential Tower Alongside La Guardia Houses

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) announced today a plan to builded new mixed-income housing on a parking lot at the La Guardia Houses.

Murder Victim’s Mom Files Lawsuit, Charging Lax Security at Smith Houses

The New York Post reported over the weekend that the mother of a teen killed at the Alfred E. Smith Houses last year has filed a lawsuit against the city.

NYCHA Adds Third Digital Van, Expanding Internet Access For Public Housing Residents

NYCHA unveiled its third "digital van" – a computer lab on wheels – at the LaGuardia Houses on Tuesday.

Rape Victim Sues NYCHA After Attack at Baruch Houses

Police arrested 20-year-old Robert Bowie and charged him with the attack, as well as two other attempted rapes on the Lower East Side on the same day.

Security Upgrade Coming to Baruch Addition Thanks to $240,000 in State Funding

State Sen. Daniel Squadron and officials with the New York City Housing Authority met with residents of the Baruch Addition, 72 Columbia St., last week to go over details of a new security system set for installation this year....

City Won’t Release List of NYCHA Sites For Private Development Until August

We have more today on Mayor de Blasio's plan to rescue the New York City Housing Authority from financial distress. At a news conference yesterday, he unveiled "NextGeneration NYCHA," a 10-year-blueprint to eliminate the agency's spiraling budget deficit. The...

New NYCHA Private Development Plan to Be Unveiled Today

The scheme to build private apartments on public housing land is back. Mayor de Blasio today will announce a comprehensive plan to stabilize New York's financially troubled public housing authority. It includes a program to lease property alongside NYCHA buildings...

Margarita Lopez Loses One NYCHA Job But Gets Another

Former NYCHA board member Margarita Lopez lost her job - but now she has another high profile position with the housing authority. The East 11th Street resident and past Lower East Side City Council member earned $187,000 as a...

Judge Orders Immediate Repairs at Smith Houses

Last month, residents of the Alfred E. Smith Houses announced they were suing the New York City Housing Authority for failing to make repairs at the 12-building complex alongside the East River.  Last week, a housing court judge rejected...
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Lower East Side Arts & Events Weekly Roundup

Here are some suggestions for upcoming events that are on our radar: Essex Market brings back its “Talk & Taste”...
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