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.
A new mapping tool can help housing justice advocates in Brooklyn’s Bushwick, reports Bushwick Daily.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Polish architect Bolek Ryzinski has been renovating, restoring and building across New York City for many years.
New York City Public Advocate Letitia James met with members of the Russian-speaking community in Coney Island recently, V Novom Svete reports.
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 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.
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.
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.
Gotham Gazette looks at East Harlem’s plans for managing rezoning, development and the introduction of affordable housing.
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.