Housing

Furor Over ‘Infill’ Plan in Brooklyn

Furor Over ‘Infill’ Plan in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Housing, Video February 2, 2016 at 11:21 am

A video segment from BRIC TV on the infill plan captures the outcry of public housing residents in Brooklyn over the controversial program to build mixed-income housing on NYCHA property.

(Photo by David Cruz for Voices of NY)

Walking Webster Avenue, Still Under Construction

Bronx, Business, Featured Posts, Housing, Real Estate, Voices' Picks January 26, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Local officials revisit the redevelopment of Webster Avenue in the Bronx after rezoning has failed to garner the commercial interest promoters desired.

José Arbelo, a disabled 49-year-old, lives in one of these houses amid deplorable hygienic conditions. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

How New York’s Poorest Live

Housing, Latino, New York December 16, 2015 at 3:09 pm

So-called “three-quarter houses” are extremely overcrowded and many of their residents are Latino, El Diario reports.

Area residents show a jam-packed No. 7 train and platform at a recent meeting on the proposed Flushing West development (Photo by Victoria Zunitch via Queens Chronicle)

Will Flushing Creek Get Cleaned Up for Flushing West?

Business, Environment, Housing, Queens, Real Estate November 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Queens leaders and community residents expressed concerns recently about how the Flushing West development might affect the community, both Queens Tribune and Queens Chronicle report.

Ritchie Torres (William Alatriste for New York City Council, via City Limits)

Envisioning Changes for Public Housing in NYC

Black, Bronx, Government, Housing, Latino November 19, 2015 at 4:41 pm

City Council member Ritchie Torres, who grew up in public housing in the Bronx, has embraced some controversial proposals to address NYCHA’s problems, writes City Limits.

New York Law School's Ross Sandler & HPD's Vicki Been (Phoebe Rosen for NYLS via Gotham Gazette)

Responding to Criticism of Rezoning for Affordable Housing

Government, Housing, New York November 18, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Vicki Been, commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, said the city’s affordable housing plan was on track despite mixed community response to rezoning proposals, Gotham Gazette reports.

Washington Heights resident Ana Rodríguez is having problems with a tenant who rented a room from her. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

When Renting Out a Room Turns Into a Nightmare

Housing, New York, Seniors November 12, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Increasingly, older people who rent a room in their households to make ends meet have to go to court because tenants stop paying the rent, El Diario reports.

Tenement facades on the Lower East Side (Photo by Dave Glass, Creative Commons license)

Landmarking Tenements on the Lower East Side?

History, Housing, Manhattan, Real Estate November 10, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Support is growing to designate part of the Lower East Side as a historic district, The Lo-Down reports.

The community, mostly Puerto Rican and Mexican, opposes El Barrio’s gentrification. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

East Harlem Residents Protest Rezoning Plan

Housing, Manhattan November 9, 2015 at 6:04 pm

El Barrio residents protest new luxury construction plans that City Hall says have not been decided yet, El Diario reports.

Members of Community Board 15 voted unanimously to oppose the Mayor’s zoning plan (Photo by Alex Ellefson via Sheepshead Bites)

CBs React to Affordable Housing Proposals

Housing, New York November 5, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Community boards are evaluating proposals that are part of Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing plan and are finding them wanting, City Limits and Sheepshead Bites report.

Flatbush Caton Market (Photo via The Home Reporter, courtesy of Google maps)

A Renovation for Flatbush Caton Market

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean, Housing, Real Estate November 3, 2015 at 3:07 pm

The Flatbush Caton Market will be renovated to include a new home of the market, the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and 166 affordable housing units, says The Home Reporter.

A Chinatown resident at the October 28 march organized by the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side (Photo by Samantha Lee for Voices of NY)

Protesting Displacement in Lower Manhattan

Housing, Manhattan October 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Protesters marched from Chinatown to the steps of City Hall on Oct. 28 to voice their opposition to luxury high-rise development in Chinatown and the Lower East Side.

Tenant groups protested outside Bronx Housing Court October 15 (Photo by Marc Bussanich via City Limits)

Tenants in Bronx Protest Harassment

Bronx, Business, Housing October 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Tenant groups protested harassment by landlords in front of Bronx Housing Court Oct. 15, City Limits reports.

Landlord Threatens to Call Immigration

 A Manhattan landlord has sent a Mexican couple a letter threatening to notify police and immigration officials if they don't leave their rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment, El Diario reports.

Landlord Threatens to Call Immigration

Best of 2015, Housing, Immigration, Manhattan, Mexican October 19, 2015 at 3:38 pm

A Manhattan landlord has sent a Mexican couple a letter threatening to notify police and immigration officials if they don’t leave their rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment, El Diario reports.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz and Cindi Lauper (far right) at the ribbon cutting for True Colors (Photo courtesy of Bronx Borough President's office)

LGBT Youth Get a New Bronx Residence

Bronx, Housing, LGBTQ October 15, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Patterned after a similar structure in Harlem, True Colors, a residence for LGBT youth, opens in the Bronx, The Bronx Free Press reports.