West Harlem Development Corp Awards $10M to Group Run by Chair’s Sister

largerThe chairman of the board of the group charged with distributing $150 million in community benefit funds from Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus expansion resigned on Tuesday — just hours before his board chose the nonprofit where his sister is executive vice president to administer half of the group’s $20 million affordable housing fund. Continue Reading →

Gentrification Stops Harlem Grandmother From Relocating

east harlem grandmotherAn East Harlem grandmother is living in a hell hole.

Collapsing hallway ceilings, moldy walls nor dozens of padlocked doors won’t deter Audrey Quantano, 58, from moving out of 2049 Fifth Ave. — even though her neighbors left the hovel for safer digs eight months ago. Continue Reading →