Posts Tagged ‘New York City Housing Authority’

More Time for Hurricane-Plagued Tenants

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

The city’s eviction moratorium was extended post-Sandy, but tenants are left hoping they’ll have enough time Last Thursday, Council Member Dan Garodnick, various legal groups and at least one New Yorker facing eviction convened on the steps of City Hall to push for an extension to the eviction moratorium that had been lifted the Monday [&hellip
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One Queensbridge Community Vigilante Knows How to Raise a Stink with Authorities

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive, Posts, Uncategorized

Raymond Normandeau, press secretary of the Queensbridge Houses Tenants Council in Queens, was tired of the conditions in the Queensbridge housing project where he has lived since 1973, and decided it was time to engage in a little community activism. While he may no longer be a member of the Astoria ambulance corps (or small [&hellip
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Fighting Falling Air Conditioners

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

FE-Air Conditioning Units(as) By Amanda Woods When India Bidaisee recently visited the Upper East Side’s Holmes Towers, she didn’t expect that she would have to look out for falling air conditioners. “No, stand on this side,” Bidaisee’s friend and Holmes resident, Maria Laurano, cautioned as she passed by the tower where an air conditioner had fallen out of [&hellip
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Out on the Streets

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Some advocates and politicians say the City has turned its back on its homeless population, which had close to 40,000 people in the shelter system in Dec. 2011. PHOTO BY Patr icia voulgaris by Megan Bungeroth with additional reporting by Marissa Maier Homeless New Yorkers face new challenges in light of cutbacks It’s no shock that a still-struggling economy, an ever-more-expensive city and a continually burgeoning population have combined to produce record-high rates of homelessness in New York. What may shock some, however, is how difficult it is for the city to help its homeless [&hellip
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