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Family gets house in Jamaica thanks to Habitat for Humanity
Family gets house in Jamaica thanks to Habitat for Humanity
Southeast Maggie Hayes 10/17/2013 at 3:25PM

Dawnette Dixon finally has her own home and even a backyard, fixed up by none other than a former president. Habitat for Humanity acquired five New York City Housing Authority (NCYHA) homes in the borough that were abandoned, boarded up and a “blight” in the community. One of those homes was on 112th Road in [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/27/2013 at 8:19AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 72. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday night: Overcast in the evening, then clear. Low of 59. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Couperin & Eau de Vie: Brooklyn Baroque Brooklyn Baroque, featuring cellist David Bakamjian, flutist Andrew [...]

Backpack giveaway helps Far Rockaway students
Backpack giveaway helps Far Rockaway students
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 9/04/2013 at 3:47PM

Students in Far Rockaway get to go back to school in style, thanks to a giveaway that doled out more than 1,000 backpacks to the tykes in need. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) teamed up with nonprofit organization Kars4Kids and ventured to the Hammel Houses and Beach 41st Street Houses to help out [...]

Call to reinstate free parking at Pomonok Community Center
Call to reinstate free parking at Pomonok Community Center
Top Stories Melissa Chan 8/27/2013 at 11:00AM

Visitor parking spots that were once free will now cost a Pomonok community center roughly $2,700, officials said. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), since partnering up in March with Greystone Parking Services, has come under fire for spiking some annual parking rates at 43 citywide developments. Now it is facing more heat for [...]

City Planning Commission OKs Hallets Point development
City Planning Commission OKs Hallets Point development
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 8/21/2013 at 5:46PM

Thousands of residential apartments, retail space and parkland are one step closer to coming to the Astoria waterfront at Hallets Point, home to the NYCHA Astoria Houses. On Wednesday, August 21 the City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the plan presented by Lincoln Equities Group, the company behind the estimated billion-dollar complex called the [...]

$300G in repairs not made at Long Island City NYCHA center
$300G in repairs not made at Long Island City NYCHA center
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 8/20/2013 at 3:20PM

Long Island City seniors are waiting for fixes to be made to their senior center, and have been doing so for three years. Funds allocated to fix various problems at the Jacob Riis Settlement House at the Queensbridge Houses have yet to be put to use, and now the community wants answers as to why. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 8/14/2013 at 7:17AM

TODAY’S FORECAST   Wednesday: Clear. High of 79. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Clear. Low of 61. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Outdoor Night Market at the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden Astoria Market invites you to the second Night Market at the Bohemian [...]

Op-Ed: More than a sleep-over, a real eye-opener
News Op-Ed 8/04/2013 at 11:47AM

GREGORY FLOYD As president of City Employees, Local 237, nearly 9,000 of my members work in developments operated by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Their work ranges from apartment repairs to grounds caretakers, boiler and elevator services, to rent collections. About one- third of these workers also live in NYCHA apartments throughout the [...]