The coalition of more than 50 housing advocacy groups known as the “Real Affordability for All Coalition” will demonstrate at Harlem’s First Corinthian Baptist Church with speeches and a march on Wednesday afternoon, the groups announced last week. Continue Reading →
It’s also noteworthy that federal law prohibits local governments from building more public housing than already exists.
Gothamist reports that the devolving public housing situation in NYC is just getting worse, and the New York City Housing Authority requires an injection of about $18 billion just to make necessary repairs that’ll keep desperately needed housing stock habitable. Continue Reading →
“This is a tragedy of the worst kind,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference. “There was no indication in time to save people.” Continue Reading →
A law requiring all city agencies, commissions and task forces to webcast their public meetings and hearings took effect this week, but most of those entities are failing to comply. Continue Reading →
In Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “tale of two cities,” New York’s public housing projects clearly stood as a city of have-nots and a tale of woe. Continue Reading →
After months of political jockeying, Manhattan Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito was elected unanimously as the next City Council speaker Wednesday, becoming the first Hispanic official to hold the city’s second-most-powerful political post. Continue Reading →
Bill de Blasio, who campaigned on a progressive agenda that he said would narrow the widening gap between the rich and poor in the nation’s largest city, was sworn in Wednesday as New York’s 109th mayor. Continue Reading →