NYCHA officials are trying to make the city agency more approachable to public housing tenants, Mott Haven Herald reports.
Some worry that rezoning a stretch of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx would displace one of the city’s few remaining concentrations of auto service businesses, reports Bronx Bureau.
The Astoria Cove rezoning will set the bar for de Blasio’s affordable housing policy over the next few years. But as the plan stands, will it help the New Yorkers who need it most?
Bushwick residents marched to demand a swift solution to the gentrification problem leaving thousands of Latino families without a home, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
A low-income co-op in the Bronx may be seized by the city because it cannot pay off $1.3 million it owes, Hunts Point Express reports.
Some residents of Kingsbridge are concerned that development might negatively affect the Bronx neighborhood, Norwood News reports.
The city may demand affordable housing development on city-owned lots in exchange for practically giving the lots away, City Limits reports.
Does a homeless shelter bring more crime into a neighborhood? Statistics in one Elmhurst area suggest not – in fact, crime is down since the shelter opened, Queens Tribune reports.
The Brooklyn Ink captures some of the debate generated by the gentrification-driven changing demographics of Bushwick.
A restaurant in Parkchester is contributing to the rise and growth of the Bangladeshi community in the Bronx, reports Real Cheap Eats.
Applying for affordable housing in Brooklyn should be made easier by a new collaboration between community organizations and developers, Brooklyn Brief reports.
In Queensboro Hill, Chinese homeowners who rebuild houses are drawing the ire of neighbors who say the changes are damaging the neighborhood’s harmony, reports Sing Tao Daily.
A Chinatown man suffering from kidney disease says he got pulled into a fraudulent scheme to take “fees” from individuals seeking apartments in public housing, according to Sing Tao Daily.
“Normal, white, and straight” remain the unofficial criteria for joining some co-op communities in Jackson Heights. Open City details one couple’s experience with housing discrimination in the Queens neighborhood.
Residents of some public housing complexes in the Bronx say expensive security systems have done nothing to deter crime, Mott Haven Herald reports.