Posted inPublic Housing

NYCHA Tenant Vote Clears Way for Eric Adams-Backed Preservation Trust Rescue Plan

In an apparent victory for Mayor Eric Adams, a preliminary tally of votes by tenants at a Brooklyn public housing development approved a new strategy called the NYC Housing Preservation Trust that the mayor has trumpeted as the financial solution to the fiscally bereft city Housing Authority. NYCHA, which claims to need $78 billion to […]

Posted inGeorge Floyd Protests

NYPD Imposes No Discipline on Cops Who Drove SUVs into Protesters

Two NYPD officers who drove their SUVs into a crowd of protesters blocking a Brooklyn street at the height of the George Floyd protests in late May 2020 have been cleared of wrongdoing by police commissioner Edward Caban, Civilian Complaint Review Board officials confirmed Friday. Caban endorsed an NYPD administrative trial judge’s recommendation that officer […]

Posted inBrooklyn

Sunset Park Fire Sale Fails, Leaving Condo Owners and and Tenants Empty-Handed

Eight years ago, Max Plyshevsky moved into a light-filled two-bedroom corner apartment in Sunset Park. It was the first place the divorcee owned by himself. It was his haven, with room for his daughter when she came to visit. He invested his savings into the fourth-floor condo and figured he had a nest egg. But […]

Posted inDevelopment

Hochul’s Creedmoor Housing Plan ‘Not Acceptable’ to Locals Stripped of Land Use Review

New York State finally has a plan to turn the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center into thousands of units of housing. It will also have full power to approve the plan — angering neighbors who feel they’ll be sidestepped on a project that could transform the low-density neighborhood in eastern Queens with “tall monstrosities” up to eight stories […]

Posted inMigrant Crisis

City Delays Christmas Week Family Shelter Evictions After Outcry

Migrant families whose stays in city-sponsored shelters were due to begin expiring the day after Christmas under a 60-day limit will have at least another week to remain in the facilities, according to an administration source familiar with the deliberations. Their evictions will be postponed until after New Year’s Day and potentially longer, according to […]