Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByBenjamin Weiser and J. David Goodman June 11, 2018 In a withering rebuke of New York City’s public housing authority, the federal government on Monday accused officials of systematic misconduct and indifference in the management of the city’s housing projects, endangering residents and workers and potentially leaving more children than previously known poisoned by lead paint in their apartments. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan said the housing authority, the nation’s largest with 400,000 poor and working-class residents, also covered up its actions, lying to the government and the public about its failure to comply with lead paint regulations and training its staff on how to mislead federal inspectors. The problems at the authority “reflect management dysfunction and organizational … [Read more...] about New York City Housing Authority, Accused of Endangering Residents, Agrees to Oversight
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByLuis Ferré-Sadurní and J. David Goodman May 31, 2018 New York City would be forced to spend at least $1 billion and accept a federal monitor to oversee its dilapidated public housing system, as part of a broad consent decree being finalized by the Justice Department, according to two people familiar with the negotiations between federal prosecutors and the city. The consent decree, which still requires final signoff from both parties, would bring an end to the federal government’s sweeping and yearslong investigation into conditions at the New York City Housing Authority, the country’s largest public housing stock, which houses more than 400,000 poor and working-class New Yorkers. The federal intervention marks a turning point in the efforts to salvage Nycha, as the housing authority is … [Read more...] about $1 Billion in Repairs on Tap for New York City’s Public Housing
By KIM BARKER, JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG, SARAH COHEN and GRACE ASHFORD MAY 20, 2018 Housing court, a system created to protect tenants, has become a powerful tool for landlords. Unsheltered Housing court, a system created to protect tenants, has become a powerful tool for landlords. By KIM BARKER, JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG, GRACE ASHFORD and SARAH COHEN MAY 20, 2018 Unsheltered Articles in this series examine New York's broken system for protecting tenants and affordable apartments. Part 1: The Vanishing Affordable Apartment Part 2: The Eviction Machine Part 3: 69,000 Housing Crises What You Need to Know as a New York Tenant When Neri Carranza went to see the apartment on West 109th Street in Manhattan, she folded money into the pocket of her blue jacket, just in case she liked the place. This would be the first apartment she had ever looked at, the first time she could make a home of her own, paid for with the earnings from her first … [Read more...] about The Eviction Machine Churning Through New York City
Public Advocate Letitia James. Andrew Burton/Getty Images Public Advocate Letitia James, a rumored 2021 mayoral candidate, is calling for the legalization of marijuana for adult recreational use in New York State amid a nationwide movement pushing for legalization and renewed attention around racial disparities in drug-related arrests.In 2017, roughly 86 percent of people arrested for marijuana possession in the fifth degree—possessing less than two ounces in a public place—were people of color.Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD have caught flak over the police department’s marijuana enforcement policy given the fact that it disproportionately singles out black and Latino New Yorkers. The racial disparities remain even though the city revised its marijuana enforcement policy hoping to mitigate it.In the nine states that have legalized adult recreational use, arrests have plummeted by about 94 percent, according to James.James said her office will be working with … [Read more...] about New York City Public Advocate Letitia James Backs Marijuana Legalization
Mystery! Royalty! Intrigue! Panic! It's Business as usual at the White House - oops, the Castle of Zergovia; the Prince comes of age, and must choose his Queen. NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, April 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- VHRP LIVE! presents THE ENCHANTRESS A Comic Opera by VICTOR HERBERT Featuring THE NEW VICTOR HERBERT ORCHESTRA 120 W. 69th St, NYC, NY 10023 Christ & St. Stephens Episcopal Church 8pm Tuesday & Wednesday, April 24th & 25th, 2018 MYSTERY! ROYALTY! INTRIGUE! PANIC! Just business as usual at the White House - oops, the Castle - in a mythical land called Zergovia, where the dashing Crown Prince Ivan has come of age and now must choose his Queen. Hopeful princesses from around the world, rarely good at rejection, are forced to face their fears when the enchanting Vivien Savary appears. Is she Austrian? Is she an Opera Diva?? Is she, or isn't she, Royalty??? Do come see what marvelous mischief THE ENCHANTRESS has up her sleeve, and what merry, royal, and … [Read more...] about Victor Herbert’s Comic Opera The Enchantress is Presented in New York City by VHRP LIVE!