After last week's police raid on gangs in the Grant and Manhattanville housing projects, anti-violence advocates are seeking to defuse tensions and direct more funding to community organizations.
Graffiti and a gang assault on April 11 have tenant leaders worried that gang violence is on the rise at the Frederick Douglass Houses.
Ahead of public housing funding changes that will transfer money from security toward repairs, the tenants of local public housing complexes say that the city needs to look instead at the relationship between police and residents instead.
According to a Department of Housing Preservation and Development spokesperson, the financing agreement for the renovations was reached in December 2013, and construction is expected to start this spring.
NYCHA must consult with the community before it pursues large-scale projects.
The City Council and a group of tenants have filed a lawsuit against the Bloomberg administration over the New York City Housing Authority’s plan to build market-rate apartments in public housing complexes, the New York Times reported.
The New York City Housing Authority invited developers to submit preliminary proposals for the Frederick Douglass Houses and seven other complexes around the city last month.
A bill to force a stricter review process for development at the Upper West Side's Frederick Douglass Houses and other city housing projects is stalled in the State Senate.
The New York City Housing Authority’s plan to build private market-rate housing in an Upper West Side affordable housing complex has sparked widespread opposition among residents and local politicians over the last few months.
The resolution came in response to the New York City Housing Authority's controversial plan to build three market-rate apartment towers in the public housing complex, between Manhattan and Amsterdam Avenue and between 100th and 104th streets.
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