Tag: Housing Authority (NYC)

Chelsea Apartment! Only $90 a Night! (Ignore the NYCHA Sign)

For $90 a night, it was one of the cheapest Airbnbs in Chelsea, an affluent neighborhood bustling with art galleries and night life in the heart of Manhattan. But when Rachel Valerio and her mother retrieved the apartment keys from a lockbox outside and opened the door to the seventh-floor apartment, something seemed off. Despite […]

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1,713 Mammoth Boilers, and Winter Weeks Away

The seven steel boilers should have been replaced years ago. Instead, they continue to sputter inside a cavernous brick building, producing steam that travels through a maze of old pipes providing heat and hot water to the Breukelen Houses in Canarsie, Brooklyn, a public housing complex where 3,500 people live. On a recent morning, a […]

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De Blasio’s Back: Here Are 6 Major Problems He’s Facing

[Read more about the mayor’s decision on Friday to end his bid for the Oval Office.] After five months of a presidential campaign that generated more shrugs than buzz, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday that he would end his candidacy and focus on his full-time job running New York City. The clock is […]

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He’s in Charge of Housing for 11,000 Minnesotans. Can He Handle 400,000 New Yorkers?

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] One chairman resigned in 2008 a few months after a 5-year-old boy fell 10 stories to his death trying to escape a stalled elevator in a Brooklyn housing project. Another chairman resigned in 2013 following reports of mismanagement and […]

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Congrats (or Condolences) on Your New Job: Running the Housing Authority

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] One chairman resigned in 2008 a few months after a 5-year-old boy fell 10 stories to his death trying to escape a stalled elevator in a Brooklyn housing project. Another chairman resigned in 2013 following reports of mismanagement and […]

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$770,000 Was Just Spent on a Playground. Now the City Wants to Raze It.

The playground of a housing project in Manhattan in recent years had slid into a state of disrepair so severe that parents felt uneasy about letting their children play there. So in 2015, the state approved a plan to steer $770,000 toward a new cushioned play surface, new barbecues and new water sprinklers for children […]

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