Thursday, 17 April 2014

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New Mott Haven Housing Project Opposed

New Mott Haven Housing Project Opposed

The developer says city subsidies require that 30 percent of the apartments be allocated to HIV tenants and others requiring social services, but community board members object, reports the Mott Haven Herald.

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East Harlem Explosion Leaves Mixed Aftermath for Mexicans

East Harlem Explosion Leaves Mixed Aftermath for Mexicans

Businesses and customers are returning to the neighborhood's "Little Mexico," but for some residents, gas problems persist with little in the way of help, reports Diario de Mexico.

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Accounting for the City’s Vacant Lots

Accounting for the City’s Vacant Lots

Thousands of lots and empty buildings are candidates for development of affordable housing, but the city is still trying to get a handle on just how many are scattered across the five boroughs, Gotham Gazette reports.

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In NYC, Changing Neighborhoods Lose Their Latino Identity

In NYC, Changing Neighborhoods Lose Their Latino Identity

Gentrification is not only leaving minorities and the poor with few housing options, but also stripping entire neighborhoods of their Hispanic identity, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Failure to Translate Can Be Tragic

Failure to Translate Can Be Tragic

City agencies are required to offer translation services, but there are serious enforcement problems, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Changing Demographics Stir Aesthetic Divide in Sunset Park

Changing Demographics Stir Aesthetic Divide in Sunset Park

A growing Chinese population in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn has created an aesthetic divide by replacing ironwork with stainless steel, reports Open City.

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Tenants Union Protests Landlord Actions in Crown Heights

Tenants Union Protests Landlord Actions in Crown Heights

About 50 residents and activists protested against landlords trying to remove tenants from rent-stabilized apartments in Crown Heights, Brooklyn Bureau reports.

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Low-Income HIV and AIDS Renters to Get Relief

Low-Income HIV and AIDS Renters to Get Relief

Several thousand low-income renters with HIV or AIDS who have struggled to make rent payments will soon benefit from a rent cap, Gotham Gazette reports.

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Rival Housing Projects and a Senseless War in Harlem

Rival Housing Projects and a Senseless War in Harlem

A longtime rivalry between two West Harlem housing projects turned into a bloody civil war, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange reports.

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Opinion: Revisit Willets Point Development Plan

Opinion: Revisit Willets Point Development Plan

An opinion piece in the Queens Tribune suggests that the planners go back to the drawing board to redesign the Willets Point development project.

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In Bushwick, Churches Converting to Apartments

In Bushwick, Churches Converting to Apartments

Two churches in Bushwick are slated to be turned into apartments, Brooklyn Bureau reports.

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