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Christopher Mathias

Akai Gurley's Death Shines Harsh Light On Vertical Patrols In Public Housing | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The stairways inside many of New York City’s public housing projects are dark when police patrol them, the lights in disrepair like so m...

How Nonprofits Can Collaborate Effectively With the Public and Private Sectors to Help the City's Working Poor

Jilly Stephens | Posted 01.05.2015 | New York
Jilly Stephens

This collaboration has provided some valuable lessons about optimizing resources and delivering stronger neighborhood outcomes, which I believe can be applied throughout the nonprofit community.

A New Day for NYCHA

Denise M. Miranda | Posted 04.07.2014 | New York
Denise M. Miranda

Today a husband, father and veteran of Operation Desert Storm is awakening to another day of a new, very personal war -- against New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).

NYCHA Ordered To Pay Single Mother $20,000 Over Cold Water

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.31.2013 | New York

Cheryl Brown and her three children were without hot water for two years in their East Harlem apartment. Adding injury to insult, The New York Daily N...

Gas Outage Hits NYCHA Complex Third Time In 18 Months

DNAinfo | Posted 07.29.2013 | New York

SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG — Dozens of public housing residents are struggling to get by without gas, in the third sustained outage in just 18 months at Sou...

Mayor Bloomberg's Legacy: Dismantling Our Communities' Social Service Infrastructure

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York
Melissa Mark-Viverito

Mayor Bloomberg has made privatization a hallmark of his administration, which has been most salient in his administration's rampant contracting out of municipal services. But in this final year, we are watching as this agenda goes into overdrive.

Life In New York City Public Housing

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 04.16.2013 | New York

More than 400,000 New Yorkers live in housing developments overseen by the New York City Housing Authority—towers more commonly known as “the proj...

Only Transparency and Oversight Can Save NYCHA

Denise M. Miranda | Posted 06.02.2013 | New York
Denise M. Miranda

It is a lack of transparency and oversight that has allowed a culture of neglect to flourish within NYCHA.

Timothy Stenovec

Brooklyn Residents: 'We Need Lights And Heat' | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.03.2012 | New York

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Each day since the hurricane, Sebrina Singley has trudged up a dozen flights of stairs, carrying food and water to her 12th floor ap...

Gerry Smith

Rachel Haot, New York's Digital Czar, Is The Woman Behind Bloomberg's Tech Vision | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology

On a recent evening, dozens of New York entrepreneurs gathered at Gracie Mansion, the longtime home of the city’s mayors, to celebrate the city’s ...

Federal Judge Rules On NYC Loitering Laws

Posted 10.05.2012 | New York

On Thursday, a lawsuit challenging loitering laws in New York City public housing complexes gained support to move towards a trial when a federal judg...

'The Land That Time And Money Forgot'

New York magazine | Posted 11.10.2012 | New York

By Marc Jacobson Asked if he’d heard of Lloyd Blankfein, the man in the Yankees cap standing by 295 Cozine Avenue in East New York muttered, “W...

PHOTOS: Alligators, Bearded Dragons Seized From Crown Hts. Apartment

Posted 09.10.2012 | New York

CROWN HEIGHTS — Police seized 13 exotic animals, including alligators, bearded dragons, and a tarantula in the raid of a public housing unit Friday,...

Violence Is Spiking In City's Housing Projects

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York housing projects experienced a steep rise in violence last year. A sharp spike in Bronx murders and Harlem shootings were primary causes of ...

NYPD Sued Over Housing Project "Vertical Patrols"

Clair MacDougall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Clair MacDougall

A federal class action suit against the NYPD accuses it of encouraging aggressive, discriminatory patrols and illegal arrests in public housing all over the city.

The Cost of Cuts

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Mayor Bloomberg insists that raising taxes on the city's wealthiest citizens will induce them to leave the city altogether, leaving the city even worse off. This flies in the face of the evidence.

Sharing the Pain

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

The pain of hard times is coming down in buckets, with cuts to mass transit and a decision by the Bloomberg administration to charge rent of as much as $1,000 a month to homeless families.

Renters Be Damned!

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

It's been a bad couple of years for homeowners, but they should take solace: at least their difficulties have caught Congress's wandering eye. Meanwhile, renters have been forgotten.

Finally Some Good News on Public Housing

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Taken alone, the population of the Housing Authority is equivalent to the entire population of the city of Atlanta, Georgia.

A Museum, A Community, A Festival

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

How interesting to embark on a project developing the menu for a museum whose surrounding neighborhood -- El Barrio -- has been described as a food desert.