Posts Tagged ‘Affordable Housing’

Large mixed-use development slated for city-owned block in East Harlem | Politico

Large mixed-use development slated for city-owned block in East Harlem | Politico

By SALLY GOLDENBERG As East Harlem prepares to undergo a sweeping rezoning that would dramatically alter its landscape, a block-long site that is home to four community gardens is slated to become a 751,000-square-foot, mixed-use development. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has selected Jonathan Rose Companies, a prolific developer of rent-regulated housing, to construct 655 […]


Uptown Tonight: Inwood Tenant Forum

Uptown Tonight: Inwood Tenant Forum

Inwood Tenant Forum Mon, January 23, 2017 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  I S 52 Junior High School 650 Academy Street A portfolio of Inwood building have been recently sold. It is extremely important that tenants know their rights during such changes of ownership. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has convened an Inwood Tenant […]


In wake of failed Inwood rezoning, city returns with new affordable housing pitch | The Real Deal

In wake of failed Inwood rezoning, city returns with new affordable housing pitch | The Real Deal

By Will Parker De Blasio administration wants to bring “100% affordable” apartments to the site of a library It was less than six months ago that Mayor Bill De Blasio lost a pivotal battle to rezone and redevelop a corner lot in Inwood into a residential tower with market-rate and affordable housing. But now his […]


Affordable Housing Meeting in Inwood Draws 200 and Has to Turn Some Away | DNAinfo

Affordable Housing Meeting in Inwood Draws 200 and Has to Turn Some Away | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo INWOOD — An affordable housing workshop held by the city’s Economic Development Corp. in Inwood’s P.S. 314 Muscota New School Tuesday night drew so many people that some had to be turned away, officials said. More than 200 attendees turned up for the NYC Housing Workshop that was meant to allow neighbors […]


Mayor de Blasio, at Rare Public Forum, Presents Himself as a Protector of Tenants | NY Times

Mayor de Blasio, at Rare Public Forum, Presents Himself as a Protector of Tenants | NY Times

By C. J. HUGHES As some rent-stabilized tenants enjoy the first month of a lease without a rent increase in decades, Mayor Bill de Blasio, who pushed for their rent freeze, took a bit of a victory lap on Wednesday night. In a Washington Heights gym in front of a largely supportive crowd, the mayor […]


De Blasio to hold first town hall meeting of his mayoralty | Newsday

De Blasio to hold first town hall meeting of his mayoralty | Newsday

By EMILY NGO Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday evening will hold the first traditional town hall meeting of his 20-month tenure, addressing an audience City Hall anticipates will be about 250 people in Washington Heights for a discussion on tenant rights. The 7 p.m. event is open to the public and tickets are not […]


After a Sleepover With Mayor de Blasio, a Friendship Formed | NY Times

After a Sleepover With Mayor de Blasio, a Friendship Formed | NY Times

By NIKITA STEWART The overnight guest had brought a pie. Apple, the host recalled. It went untouched. “Nobody got a chance to eat because we were so busy talking,” the host, Katherine Wilson, 60, said. “He was talking about his wife; I was talking about my husband.” Morning came too soon. But as the guest, […]


Affordable Housing Advocate Pat McCullough To Be Honored This Weekend

Pat McCullough: Your Landlord’s Worst Nightmare from Elizabeth West on Vimeo. In recognition of Patricia McCullough’s four decades of dedicated and effective community service, Council member Robert Jackson invites you to join the Department of Parks & Recreation for the naming of Pat’s Lawn on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 10:30am at the entrance to […]


2142 Amsterdam: From rubble to housing | Manhattan Times

2142 Amsterdam: From rubble to housing | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer 2142 Amsterdam Avenue has stood vacant for 18 years. But its days of being a pile of rubble are numbered. In early 2014, the vacant lot, along with two other abutting lots, will have completed the radical transformation into a $12 million, 44-unit affordable housing development. The effort […]


After living a nightmare 552 Academy St. tenant sees her street of dreams on horizon | NY Daily News

After living a nightmare 552 Academy St. tenant sees her street of dreams on horizon | NY Daily News

BY Clem Richardson Iris Bertoni has known 552 Academy St. in Inwood since she was a child growing up in a building across the street. “It was a beautiful building, comfortable and safe,” she recalled. “The owner was South African. He had relatives living in the building. He lived on Webster Ave. in the Bronx.” […]


A sweet deal in Sugar Hill | Manhattan Times

A sweet deal in Sugar Hill | Manhattan Times

Story & Photo by Sandra E. García The Sugar Hill neighborhood of northern Manhattan just got a little sweeter. This past Thurs., July 19th, community leaders, residents and elected officials broke ground on what was once a parking lot on 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue to make way for the construction of 124 units […]


Inwood Stability: City Saves Neglected Apartment Building with New Program and Private Partnership | Observer

Inwood Stability: City Saves Neglected Apartment Building with New Program and Private Partnership | Observer

By Jess Schiewe Last Friday morning, Felix Guzman woke up early, grabbed his fishing pole, and headed over to the East River for some catch and release fun. For 40 years he has lived in the same building on Academy Street in Inwood and in that time he has “seen a lot.” So when he […]


Little affordable housing built in Washington Heights | NY Daily News

Little affordable housing built in Washington Heights | NY Daily News

By Douglas Feiden / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Building affordable housing for the city’s poor and working families is one of Mayor Bloomberg’s marquee achievements — except in Washington Heights. Only a paltry 139 units of new housing for people of modest means have been constructed in Manhattan north of W. 155th St. between 2004 […]

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