NYCHA residents say fellow tenants should be accountable for rat infestations

NYCHA residents say fellow tenants should be accountable for rat infestations

Housing March 14, 2018 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

The city’s $32 million war on rats targets what it deems the most rat-infested areas — rat reservoirs — arming them with paved dirt floors, solar-powered trash compactors and a new trash pickup schedule that eliminates bags from sitting out overnight. Since none of the public housing complexes in Bronx 1 are considered rat reservoirs, their remediation is limited to education and recycling programs that some fear won’t solve the problem.

Governor promises action on NYCHA conditions

Governor promises action on NYCHA conditions

Housing March 12, 2018 at 7:18 pm 0 comments

Cuomo said that he is ready to call for a declaration of emergency in NYCHA apartments, and urged the City Council to offer direction.

Stebbins-Hewitt tenant president Ray Serrano braces against the cold indoors. Photo: Trevor Boyer

NYCHA complexes fight the cold, and the system

Housing January 18, 2018 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

While most New Yorkers waited out record low temperatures from the comfort of their heated homes this holiday season, thousands of NYCHA residents braced against the single digit cold with no such luck.

The parking lot at the corner of East 142nd Street and St. Ann's Avenue.

Pastor, city square off over church parking lot

Housing, Religion January 16, 2018 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

A protracted rift between a Mott Haven church and the housing department over the fate of a city-owned parking lot boiled over when a developer and a housing official clashed with the church’s popular pastor at a meeting of Community Board 1. The board voted down a proposal for anRead More

Photo: Joe Hirsch

Patterson Houses residents left in the cold

Housing November 19, 2017 at 9:33 pm 0 comments

Baby it’s cold outside. Try telling that to the residents of Patterson Houses, for whom it’s just as cold inside.

Photo: Trevor Boyer

Elevator outages pose hard choices for Betances residents

Housing November 13, 2017 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

At the Betances IV building, the elevator has been out of service since August 7.

Adams Houses tenant leader honored

Adams Houses tenant leader honored

Housing October 23, 2017 at 12:29 am 0 comments

On Oct. 2, Topping was one of four activists nationwide to receive an anti-corruption award from The New York City Independence Club, a group whose stated goal is to promote non-partisan politics and grassroots activism.

SoBRO names new CEO

SoBRO names new CEO

Housing, Jobs October 11, 2017 at 9:27 pm 0 comments

The South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp. (SoBRO) announced that it has hired a replacement for its longtime director Philip Morrow, who retired last March. Steven Brown, who has spent his whole career running nonprofits geared towards affordable housing and job training, was named president and CEO of the organization this month.