Housing

Tenement Stories ‘Under One Roof’

Tenement Stories ‘Under One Roof’

History, Housing, Immigration, Manhattan, Video October 2, 2017 at 4:09 pm

A new Tenement Museum exhibition features the stories of three immigrant families who lived in a Lower East Side tenement building in the decades after World War II, reports SinoVision English Channel.

DeBoRa Dickerson. community activist with Picture the Homeless, in front of abandoned properties along thurs Ave. between 106th and 107th streets. (photo by Adi Talwar for City Limits)

A Push for ‘Housing Not Warehousing’

Housing, New York September 29, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Getting a handle on the number of vacant properties across the city will be a critical first step, advocates say, toward developing them as affordable housing. City Limits reports on the “Housing Not Warehousing” bills under consideration by the City Council.

Iris Ramos, Natividad Pérez and Sonia Martínez, who have had problems with bad landlords, rejoiced at the new laws against irresponsible owners. (Photo via El Diario)

City Cracks Down on Harassing Landlords

Housing, New York August 31, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Latino tenants and activists applaud a new legislative package that intends to halt tenant abuse on the part of landlords, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Gui Chang (left) and Huilian Chang (right) speak with City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo via World Journal)

History, Politics and Senior Housing in Chinatown

East Asian, Elections 2017, History, Housing, Politics August 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm

World Journal and Sing Tao Daily provide some special perspective on housing for seniors on the Lower East Side.

The City Planning Commission, rightly expecting a large turnout for the East Harlem rezoning hearing, met at 1 Centre Street instead of their usual location.
(Photo by Abigail Savitch-Lew via City Limits)

East Harlem Rezoning Plan: Still Not Good Enough, Say Residents

Housing, Manhattan August 24, 2017 at 5:20 pm

The city’s plan to rezone East Harlem was revised with lower maximum building heights, but residents still strongly oppose the measure, City Limits reports.

This photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 22 shows plywood has been placed where statues stood on the facade of Our Lady of Loreto Church. (photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Demolition Begun at Our Lady of Loreto

Brooklyn, Housing, Real Estate, Religion August 23, 2017 at 3:27 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that demolition has begun on a historic church in Brownsville.

A rendition of the Far Rockaway plan. (Image from the EDC, via City Limits)

Rezoning Far Rockaway

Housing, Queens August 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm

The NYC EDC’s plan for rezoning Downtown Far Rockaway passed a hurdle in the City Council on Aug. 21 and seems headed for approval, City Limits reports.

Candidates Bob Capano, Liam McCabe, Lucretia Regina-Potter, John Quaglione, Nancy Tong, Justin Brannan, Kevin Peter Carroll, Khader El-Yateem and Vincent Chirico. (Photo by Helen Klein/Brooklyn Media Group via Brooklyn Reporter)

City Council Candidates Spar in SW Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Housing August 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

The nine City Council candidates competing for the 43rd District seat to represent southwest Brooklyn engaged in a heated debate that focused attention on a controversial issue in the area – illegal home conversions. The Brooklyn Reporter and Kings County Politics covered the recent debate.

View of East 116th Street (Photo by Richard Petrosino, Creative Commons license)

Gale Brewer Says No to East Harlem Rezoning Proposal

Government, Housing, Manhattan August 3, 2017 at 11:39 pm

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer announced that while she supports an East Harlem rezoning, she recommends a disproval of the city’s proposal as it currently stands, reports City Limits.

Juan Ramos (center), chair Of the Broadway Triangle Coalition and Southside United HDFC-Los Sures, was arrested after he led a group of protesters in disrupting the City Planning Committee’s hearing of the rezoning planned for the former Pfizer site, which is in the Broadway Triangle. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Arrests Made at Broadway Triangle Rezoning Hearing

Black, Brooklyn, Housing, Jewish, Latino July 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm

At a City Planning Commission meeting on the controversial rezoning of the Broadway Triangle in Williamsburg, five were arrested protesting a project they say will drive out Black and Latino residents, reports Kings County Politics.

Some have criticized the lack of Spanish language outreach. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

‘Inwood Action Plan’ Appraised

Business, Housing, Manhattan July 7, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Reaction to the release of the Inwood Action Plan by the city was mixed, Manhattan Times reports.

María Cortés (r.) and Sofía Greene, from Brooklyn, are trying to make ends meet with a tight budget. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Small Rent Hike Means Big Burden for Cash-Strapped Tenants

Housing, Latino, New York June 29, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Hispanic immigrants are concerned about the latest rent increase for rent-regulated apartments saying that, as little as it is, they already feel squeezed beyond their means, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Screen shot from "East Harlemites talk Rezoning")

A Confusing ‘No’ Vote on East Harlem Rezoning

Housing, Latino, Manhattan June 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Amid chaos and opposition, the city’s plan for rezoning East Harlem was voted down by Community Board 11, with the condition that task force recommendations be adopted. For some, the voting process raised questions, and they remain worried about the changing face of El Barrio, and its affordability in the future, reports City Limits.

East New York residents speak to City Limits about their concerns regarding the mayor's rezoning plan. (Image via City Limits)

East New York Residents on Rezoning, A Year Later

Brooklyn, Government, Housing June 16, 2017 at 5:25 pm

In videos produced by City Limits, East New York residents voice their hopes and concerns more than a year after the neighborhood became the first to be rezoned under the mayor’s affordable housing plan.

Rosa Carrasco, who benefits from homelessness prevention services in The Bronx, with program coordinator Amanda Brown. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

Bronx Program Preventing Senior Evictions in Jeopardy

Bronx, Housing, Latino, Seniors, Social Services June 8, 2017 at 4:05 pm

The organization BronxWorks is in need of $250,000 to continue financing an initiative that for three years has prevented poor, mostly Hispanic tenants from being evicted, El Diario/La Prensa reports.