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.
Public housing advocates are criticizing City Council candidate Marc Landis for his professional ties to real estate developer Tahl Propp Equities, a company that critics say works against the cause of increasing and improving low-income housing.
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.
New statistics led State Senator Bill Perkins to hold an emergency meeting with the New York City Housing Authority and Tenants Association presidents in February.
John Rhea, NYCHA chairman, met with members of the Randolph Tenant Association a to discuss the blight and decay of city-owned brownstones on 114th Street.
“You can’t smoke anywhere, now you can’t smoke at home?”
A public housing complex in West Harlem took out the trash and is now going green.
As concern over public housing persists in the surrounding neighborhoods, Columbia hosted an event on the subject Monday night.
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