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.
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.
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.
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.
Support is growing to designate part of the Lower East Side as a historic district, The Lo-Down reports.
El Barrio residents protest new luxury construction plans that City Hall says have not been decided yet, El Diario reports.
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.
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.
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 harassment by landlords in front of Bronx Housing Court Oct. 15, City Limits reports.
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.
Patterned after a similar structure in Harlem, True Colors, a residence for LGBT youth, opens in the Bronx, The Bronx Free Press reports.
Longtime residents of the Lower East Side and Chinatown called for protective zoning and voiced fears of displacement as they rallied near the site of a planned 72-story apartment tower, reports The Villager.
NYC activists will travel to Spain again in November to learn organizing tips from their counterparts, who recently won municipal elections in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia and elsewhere.
The East New York rezoning proposal has yet to be approved, but it is coming under fire for a number of reasons, City Limits reports.