Members of West Harlem Environmental Action said that the lack of awareness among some landlords about the importance of switching to cleaner boiler oils could mean that buildings miss the 2015 deadline.
Members of the recently formed Housing Coalition Against Downsizing gathered Tuesday night to discuss a potential lawsuit against the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to prevent the downsizing of Section 8 housing.
The Police Athletic League operated a Play Street next to 3333 Broadway this summer, funded by $19,000 worth of drugs and weapons seized at the apartment complex in March.
Rudy Cabrera, Jaime Gonzalez-Campo, Juan Honorio, and Rafael Oliveras were arrested after police searched Honorio’s apartment in 3333, where they found large quantities of heroin and cocaine.
The new security system requires tenants to swipe into the housing complex using special identification cards containing their pictures and other personal information.
Under a new policy, which has so far been implemented in two of the building’s five towers, residents are required to use picture identification cards to swipe into the building.
Residents say they are scared the ID cards—which include their names, photos, and address—will easily fall into the hands of strangers who will be able to enter the building without difficulty.
Tenants say that 3333 Broadway's photo ID policy is an invasion of privacy. “People will inevitably lose their IDs, especially kids, and if someone gets robbed, it’s easy access to our apartment,” said one tenant.
Columbia provided free air conditioning units to residents of 3333 Broadway—but there was no escaping that cooler temperatures also meant higher bills.
Last week Columbia began installing air-conditioning units for some of the residents of the 35-story mixed-income building to help regulate noise control.
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