10 Years Later, Harlem Scaffolding Still A Problem

harlem building eye sore in communityThe NY Times reports that most nights, Roy Scott Jr. sleeps in a wheelchair, with his left arm draped over a blue scaffolding pipe, his graying curls shielded from rain by the rusting planks overhead. Continue Reading →

Harlem Public Housing Needs Billion$ To Make Repairs

Philips Senior House

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 →

Tenants’ Rights Day In Harlem

city council logoEvery Harlemite and New Yorker deserves a safe and livable home. Since I took office, I have been working hard to make sure that we protect tenants in my district and the entire city.  Continue Reading →

Over 100 Arrested in Largest Harlem Gang Bust Ever [update]

harlem gang bustMore than 100 members of three feuding gangs were arrested in Harlem for killings and gun violence on Wednesday in what was described as the largest indictment of gang members in New York City’s history, authorities said. Continue Reading →

NYCHA Begins Reno At Randolph Houses

randolph housesNearly ten years ago, the New York City Housing Authority relocated tenants in Harlem’s Randolph Houses, telling them that the buildings were going to be renovated, but nothing ever happened and the dilapidate 19th century structures continued to decay. Continue Reading →

Supporting Organizations That Support Black Writers

medger evers photoI am a black writer, who is now, hoping/working for a career as an author. Though my drive was fueled by passion and not money, now I am hoping for this to become a lucrative career. Book Publishing is a business, and I hope to earn money, lots of it. Continue Reading →

Womanly Advice

audinceBy Eartha Watts Hicks

Throughout the decades the “social roles” of women have flip flopped. And for black women, well, they have always been distorted. Continue Reading →

NYCHA Free of Financial Handcuffs

trash dumps in central harlemIn 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 →

NYC: NYCHA Completes CCTV Installation

latestpix-linknewsThe New York City Housing Authority announced it has achieved its promised goal of completed installation of City Council-funded closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras by the end of 2013. Continue Reading →