New owner of LIC building that houses NYCHA offices won’t renew their lease and is looking for ‘creative’ tenants instead
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A seven-story industrial building that houses NYCHA offices in Long Island City was recently purchased for $195 million and will be turned into office space for  ‘creative’ tenants. Located at 24-02 49th Ave., the 640,000-square-foot building is mostly used by NYCHA. The first five floors are used as office space for the city agency and its lease expires in […]

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Housing Authority backs Ridgewood lawmaker’s call to stop unscrupulous tactics of landlords
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In a continuing effort to keep Section 8 residents in their apartments throughout neighborhoods seeing an increase in gentrification, like Ridgewood, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has come out in favor of holding landlords responsible for unscrupulous tactics to force tenants out. In March, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez wrote a letter to Silvershore Properties, the […]

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Lead paint throughout Flushing’s Pomonok Houses is making children sick, lawmakers say
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Why hasn’t the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) done more to remove lead paint from apartments at the Pomonok Houses? That’s a question that local elected officials gathered at the low-income housing complex in Flushing on Monday want answered by the city agency responsible for properly maintaining the apartments. According to a bevy of elected officials […]

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Huge NYPD bust results in 22 arrested for drug trafficking at Far Rockaway’s Redfern Houses
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Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown alongside Police Commissioner William J. Bratton announced Wednesday that 22 alleged drug dealers will be charged with selling drugs in New York City Housing Authority’s Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway. Those in custody are charged with selling crack, powdered cocaine, heroin and marijuana to undercover police officers on more […]

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Robert De Niro, Alicia Keys and other A-listers visit Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image
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Several A-listers joined Mayor Bill de Blasio in Astoria on Wednesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting. Alicia Keys, John Leguizamo, Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal attended the event at the Museum of the Moving Image and were named Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Ambassadors […]

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