Public Housing

Akai Gurley, man shot to death inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex by a rookie police officer. (credit: Exploretalent.com)

City Council Looks Into Lighting And Safety In Wake Of Akai Gurley Death

Exterior and interior lighting issues are expected to come up at the City Council hearing Tuesday morning.

12/16/2014

FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Virginia Beach Man Charged In Fatal West Harlem Public Housing Shooting

A Virginia Beach, Virginia man has been charged in a shooting that left a man dead in a West Harlem public housing development.

11/04/2014

A surveillance image of a suspect in the beating of a man with a hammer in a Lower East Side public housing apartment. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Suspect Beat Man With Hammer In LES Public Housing Apartment

Police were asking the public for help Tuesday in finding a suspect who they said struck another man multiple times in the head in a Lower East Side public housing apartment last month.

10/07/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Protests Force De Blasio Announcement On Public Housing Repairs Inside

More than 100 New York City public housing buildings damaged by superstorm Sandy will be getting new, federally funded boilers, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Charles Schumer announced Sunday.

03/23/2014

FILE -- NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Suspect Charged In Murder In Coney Island Public Housing Building

A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of a man the day after Christmas in a public housing development in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

01/22/2014

Mold Remediation (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Agrees To Remove Mold, Fix Leaks In Public Housing More Quickly

The settlement requires the city Housing Authority to remove the mold and fix leaks, insulate pipes and deal with other moisture issues. It covers all of the authority’s 400,000 tenants.

12/17/2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD: Youth Homicides Down By Half Under ‘Operation Crew Cut’

An effort launched by the NYPD a year ago to crack down on youth killings has succeeded in saving lives, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced Monday.

11/25/2013

A sign hanging outside of the Fulton Houses in Manhattan. (Credit Gary Baumgarten/ 1010 WINS)

NYCHA Will Ease Stance On Released Cons With New Program

More than 400,000 people live in New York City public housing. Now, some of them might be recently released prisoners.

11/16/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces plan to eliminate backlog of maintenance and repair requests in public housing on Jan. 31, 2013. (Photo Credit: Kristen Artz/Flickr)

Bloomberg Vows To Reduce Backlog Of Public Housing Repair Requests

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said NYCHA’s goal is to virtually eliminate the current backlog of 420,000 open repair work orders and permanently reduce the average wait time for repairs in the future.

01/31/2013

No Heat At Brooklyn Building

Some New York City Residents Left Without Heat In Bitter Cold

The mercury has dropped to the teens, and the wind chill has made it feel like a mere 5 degrees, and some New York City residents can’t even find relief in their own homes.

01/23/2013

Public Housing After Sandy

Brooklyn’s Largest Housing Project Remains Without Heat, Power

A crew was out front Monday working to get a temporary boiler up and running to finally get the residents heat.

11/12/2012

Public Housing After Sandy

NYC Public Housing Tenants Impacted By Sandy To Get Break In Rent

Tenants in public housing in New York City who were affected by Superstorm Sandy will get some help with their rent.

11/11/2012