Posts Tagged ‘NYCHA’

Local Kids ‘Graduate’ to Better Learning

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Duck hats1 An after-school program on the Upper West Side is helping transform troubled kids By Helaina Hovitz When representatives from the Strycker’s Bay Neighborhood Council and the DOME (Developing Opportunities through Meaningful Education) Project arrived at The Commons (696 Amsterdam Ave., part of the New York Housing Authority complex), they found an after-school program that was [&hellip
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NYCHA Land Lease Plan Met With Disapproval

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

FDH Tenants and City Council members say NYCHA’s plan is moving too quickly and without transparency A plan by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to generate much-needed revenue through land leasing has been met with uproar from public housing tenants and elected officials. NYCHA’s land leasing plan involves eight different sites and 325,000 square [&hellip
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Will Gun Control Save Us?

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

Gun detractors and defenders are up in arms after spates of recent violence. What will new laws mean for our safety? By Emily Johnson The first person to be killed with a gun this year in Manhattan was a 16-year-old kid. Raphael Ward loved baseball and was devoted to his 7-year-old brother. On the night [&hellip
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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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Four of the Most Dangerous New York City Projects

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by Alissa Fleck Violence is on the rise in the City this summer and cops blame everything from heat waves to the recession to tensions caused by—the ultimate hot-button issue—stop-and-frisk (or would that be the impending soda ban?). Unfortunately, either way, the City’s housing projects seem to suffer most in times like these. While it’s [&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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Crime Watch

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

CrimeWatch Home Invasion Last Thursday night, a masked man pushed his way into an apartment on West 81st Street, brandishing what appeared to be a silver weapon to the startled male victim who answered the door. The suspect, who police said is known only as “Anthony,” told his male victim to shut up and get on the ground, then went into the living [&hellip
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