Dozens of residents from local housing projects came together on June 29 in order to promote anti-violence for young people at the second annual Green Day, a community effort to plant flowers and improve local gardens.
The goal is to convert the former garden space in the center of the Mill Brook Houses complex into an active community garden with produce, flowers, a seating area and educational programs.
Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the Mill Brook Houses in Port Morris on Tuesday to announce the launch of a new initiative to create 50 new soccer fields for young people across the five boroughs over the next five years.
NYCHA residents and Community Board 1 put housing officials on notice at a June 30 meeting, saying they are out of patience with the city’s housing policies and plan to ratchet up the pressure to demand transparency in the way decisions are made.
Residents of Mill Brook Houses packed their community center on Monday night to confront developers who plan to construct new housing for seniors on the site of a NYCHA parking lot, over their objections.