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Tenants fight protracted legal battle with landlords

Tenants fight protracted legal battle with landlords

Housing December 13, 2018 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

Soon after reporting a leak in the sink in her apartment at 386 E 139th St., Blonnie Rodgers, 63, said she heard an aggressive knock at her door. When she opened the door the building’s managing agent, Sam Rosen, was standing outside. “He told me, ‘You better watch whose toesRead More

Water outages add to woes for Patterson Houses residents

Water outages add to woes for Patterson Houses residents

Housing December 11, 2018 at 9:59 pm 0 comments

Residents at Patterson Houses rushed to the fire hydrant outside 300 E. 143rd St. on the first Sunday afternoon in December to draw water. But there was no fire to quickly extinguish; instead, they lined up, buckets in-hand that frigid day because their running water had been abruptly cut off without notice. 

New juice bar aims to promote healthier options

New juice bar aims to promote healthier options

Health December 7, 2018 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

Freshly Made Sobro, located on 2535 Third Avenue, opened in March and serves everything from garden-fresh squeezed kale with a touch of pineapple and apples to vegan wraps at prices from five dollars to eight dollars.

Photo by Matthew J. Perlman. Padre Plaza at E. 139th St. and St. Ann's Ave offers fresh veggies in exchange for coupons from the Dept of Health on Wednesdays.

Theft at community garden freezes beloved programming

Police December 7, 2018 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Padre Plaza Success Garden president Mike Young and volunteers give away food and school supplies and connect their neighbors to social services throughout the year from the beloved green space on St. Ann’s Ave. But the community garden has been closed

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New charter school to open in 2019

Education December 3, 2018 at 10:23 pm 0 comments

Renovations and remediation are scheduled to be finished on the building at 411 Wales Ave. by Aug. 2019, when it is slated to open as the second school in the Neighborhood Charter School network. 

Students at University Prep Charter High School Skype with an astronaut on Nov. 23. Photo by Tiziana Rinaldi

High schoolers skype with Outer Space

Education November 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm 0 comments

Students at University Prep. Charter HS have been working on an interdisciplinary project about how humans can colonize Mars, and had lined up many questions during their allotted 20 minutes with an astronaut. 

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War on drugs hits close to home

Housing, Police November 28, 2018 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

Because there is no security in Velez’s building, people have been coming inside to shoot up. Drug paraphernalia, blood, overdosed bodies and feces are just a few of the obstacles the residents of the building have to bypass in order to make it into their apartments. 

By Rachel Rippetoe

NYCHA no more: Betances Houses officially converted to RAD housing 

Housing November 22, 2018 at 8:51 am 0 comments

The 40 buildings stretching from from 136th Street to 145th Street were converted to the federal Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, which means they will now be managed and renovated by a private developer, but remain under basic NYCHA guidelines, including keeping rent at 30 percent of residents’ income.