While most New Yorkers waited out record low temperatures from the comfort of their heated homes this holiday season, thousands of NYCHA residents braced against the single digit cold with no such luck.
The residents say the basic financial advice they are receiving is long overdue. The group’s motto, according to its CEO and co-founder Bishop Taylor, comes from a phrase coined by former President Bill Clinton: “Rich people have planners, poor people actually need them.”
In the wake of the shooting of two police officers in a stairwell, residents of the Melrose Houses expressed concern about what they see as a collision course between a spike in crime and NYPD’s vertical patrols assigned to their community.
Residents of Melrose Houses say they are satisfied with police patrols in their building even after a violent incident on Feb. 4 in which a gunman shot two police officers before killing himself.
A tenant at Melrose Houses has fallen ill with Legionnaires’ disease. Residents say it’s the fourth case of the disease at 681 Courtlandt Ave. in the last month, prompting them to ask why the building’s cooling tower wasn’t tested until now.
Longword’s Mothers on the Move is one of three environmental justice organizations that have filed a lawsuit against NYCHA, contending that workers routinely flaunt laws requiring them to sort recyclables from regular trash.
Housing Authority says budget crunch may force it to close community centers and youth programs, like one in Melrose where students won awards for their achievements in June, within months.