Posted inPublic Housing

NYCHA Gets A New Watchdog as Outside Oversight Runs into Overtime

Bart Schwartz, the independent monitor appointed nearly five years ago to push for reforms to the troubled New York City Housing Authority, will end his tenure in February and be replaced by an international law firm, Jenner & Block, THE CITY has learned. Schwartz and his consulting company, Guidepost Solutions, began work in February 2019 […]

Posted inPublic Safety

NYCHA Moves to Limit E-Bikes After Rescinding Proposed Ban

Last year the New York City Housing Authority proposed and then backed down from a rule that would have banned storing or charging lithium-ion battery powered e-bikes and e-scooters in public housing.  The idea was to reduce the possibility of dangerous fires sparked by the potentially volatile batteries, but the proposed ban ran into pushback […]