Housing

Luciano Manzueta, who lives at 1225 Sherman Avenue, is at risk of eviction from his apartment. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Anxious Tenants Wait For Bill Providing Free Legal Help

Bronx, Government, Housing, Latino August 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Hundreds of tenants, especially Hispanics, are hoping for the passage of a bill guaranteeing attorneys to low-income tenants facing eviction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Screen shot characterizing land use for different properties in Bushwick. (From the North West Bushwick Community Map)

Mapping for Housing Justice in Bushwick

Brooklyn, Housing August 22, 2016 at 2:48 pm

A new mapping tool can help housing justice advocates in Brooklyn’s Bushwick, reports Bushwick Daily.

Community members march in East Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

El Barrio Residents March for ‘Truly Affordable’ Housing

Housing, Manhattan August 18, 2016 at 2:59 pm

A new housing development in East Harlem to be located on the site of a 111th Street park has prompted protests that it is not truly affordable to low-income neighbors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Korea Daily)

One Korean Homeless Shelter Left in NYC

Housing, Religion, Social Services August 17, 2016 at 6:08 pm

The number of shelters serving Korean homeless people has dwindled to just one, Jesus Love House Mission in Flushing. Korea Daily speaks to homeless Koreans and the pastors who have run shelters in the community.

Neighbors near Sherman Avenue. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Residents’ Pressure Stop Sherman Plaza Rezoning Project

Housing, Manhattan August 17, 2016 at 4:57 pm

The City Council turned down an Upper Manhattan rezoning project after residents complained that the 15-story building would hike up prices and rentals in the area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Eduardo Cruz, 35, said he won’t sell his house because he’s keeping it for his children. (Photo by Annie Nova via Mott Haven Herald)

Is the South Bronx the ‘Upcoming Bushwick’?

Bronx, Housing August 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm

Homeowners in Mott Haven, Port Morris, and Melrose are being inundated with calls from realtors offering to buy them out, reports Mott Haven Herald in a story that examines the rising property values in the South Bronx and how the situation affects tenants.

Opponents of the Sherman Plaza development in Inwood. (Facebook photo via Manhattan Times)

Opposing a New Development in Inwood

Government, Housing, Manhattan July 25, 2016 at 5:21 pm

Community members continue to oppose the development of a mixed-use apartment building in Inwood, the first planned project under Mayor de Blasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing rezoning plan, Manhattan Times reports.

Bolek Ryzinski at his desk, in front of a painting by Danish artist Peter Ravn. (Photo by Aleksandra Slabisz for Voices of NY)

From the West Side to East Harlem, a Polish Builder Makes His Mark

Polish architect Bolek Ryzinski has been renovating, restoring and building across New York City for many years.

Letitia James (Photo by Matthew Cohen via V Novom Svete)

The Public Advocate Meets with the Russian Community

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James met with members of the Russian-speaking community in Coney Island recently, V Novom Svete reports.

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC on the steps of City Hall (Photo by Jarrett Lyons via City Limits)

Fighting Homelessness via Theater

Culture, Government, Housing, LGBTQ, New York May 26, 2016 at 2:39 pm

City Limits reports on the group Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, which recently performed works about homelessness, then worked to help craft some specific solutions.

Community gardens may become extinct due to plans to build more affordable housing in East Harlem. Pictured, the corner of Park Avenue and 111th St. in El Barrio. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Will Affordable Housing Mean Fewer Community Gardens?

Housing, Latino, Manhattan, New York May 3, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Community activists complain that a number of East Harlem community gardens will be eliminated as the city plans to use them to build affordable housing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

City Council member Laurie Cumbo, who represents the 35th District in Brooklyn

Laurie Cumbo on Her District

Brooklyn, Government, Housing, Video April 22, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Laurie Cumbo gives BRIC TV a preview of some of the topics, such as gentrification, that are likely to be discussed at her “state of the district” event on April 25 at the BRIC House in Brooklyn.

Chhaya Community Development Corporation’s Seventh Annual Home Buyer Fair (Photo via News India times)

Helping Immigrants Achieve ‘Sustainable’ Home Ownership

Asian, Housing, Queens April 14, 2016 at 3:19 pm

The seventh annual home buyer’s fair hosted by Chhaya Community Development Corporation drew hundreds, including many South Asians, eager to learn how to navigate the real estate market, Desi Talk reports.

Hank Prussing's mural, The Spirit of East Harlem (via @ManhattanCB11)

Facing Change in El Barrio

Housing, Latino April 6, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Gotham Gazette looks at East Harlem’s plans for managing rezoning, development and the introduction of affordable housing.

New York State Assembly member Ron Kim (far right) and state Sen. Tony Avella (at the microphone) are urging for the reservation of the Flushing West neighborhood redevelopment plan. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Flushing West Plan Needs More Study, Say Lawmakers

Housing, Politics, Queens April 4, 2016 at 6:11 pm

New York State Sen. Tony Avella and New York State Assembly member Ron Kim spoke out against the city’s proposed Flushing West rezoning plan, saying it would lead to overcrowding and more transportation problems, reports Korea Daily.