Housing

Mott Haven flunks Recycling 101

Mott Haven flunks Recycling 101

Environment, Government, Housing November 23, 2009 at 9:58 am 1 comment

Housing Authority facilities make recycling difficult Glass, metals, apple cores: It’s all the same to Mott Haven residents, according to a report published in the Daily News on Oct. 4. Citing confusion and lack of space for recycling, the report, based on Sanitation Department figures, pegs the recycling rate forRead More

Rats plague seniors in Betances Houses

Rats plague seniors in Betances Houses

Housing July 20, 2009 at 4:10 pm 1 comment

Tenants complain that they live in ‘The stinkiest building in New York” and say the Housing Authority makes things worse By Lindsay Lazarski [email protected] For months, residents of the Betances Houses building set aside for senior citizens heard the sound of claws scratching as rats scurried back and forth in theRead More

Feds charge Arroyo kin with embezzlement

Feds charge Arroyo kin with embezzlement

Housing, Politics June 12, 2009 at 8:35 am 4 comments

Housing money paid for politicians’ trips, says complaint Taxpayer funds intended for two low-income housing projects in Mott Haven paid for trips to Puerto Rico for Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo and her mother Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo, according to a federal criminal complaint charging the assemblywoman’s grandson with embezzlement. RichardRead More

Plan calls for transforming industrial area

Plan calls for transforming industrial area

Government, Housing April 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm 5 comments

Where auto shops and empty factories now predominate, apartments and a hotel would rise By Maria Clark [email protected] The lower section of the Grand Concourse is almost entirely dedicated to the auto industry. The road is lined with busy auto repair shops, a gas station, a newly revamped car washRead More

With change in the wind, some residents worry

With change in the wind, some residents worry

Government, Housing April 20, 2009 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

If fancy apartments and stores move in, will they be pushed out? By Caroline Linton [email protected] Lamont Barkley, 42, has lived in Mott Haven his whole life and has witnessed the devastation that overtook the neighborhood, and its rebuilding. But that does not mean he’s ready for the latest change:Read More