Security cameras to be installed in Far Rockaway NYCHA complexes
South Maggie Hayes 7/09/2013 at 4:27PM

Big Brother is watching in NYCHA complexes across Far Rockaway. Security cameras are set to be installed in various housing projects, intended to curb violence, particularly gun violence, in troubled areas. “I’m tired of hearing the stories – our seniors and our children not being able to play outside because they’re afraid of getting struck [...]

Unhappy Housing Authority residents offered payment plan for new parking spots
Unhappy Housing Authority residents offered payment plan for new parking spots
Top Stories Melissa Chan 4/24/2013 at 2:42PM

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is offering an installment plan to ease parking rate hikes on burdened drivers. “Increases are a way of life, but if it’s falling on the residents, at least give us ample time to prepare for this increase,” said Craig Kinsey, president of the James A. Bland Resident Association. [...]

NYC Housing Authority residents outraged over parking hikes
NYC Housing Authority residents outraged over parking hikes
Top Stories Melissa Chan 4/05/2013 at 10:24AM

Queens residents are outraged over a price hike in the city Housing Authority’s annual parking rates. “Raising the cost to park in public housing . . . is a slap in the face to all,” said Monica Corbett, president of the Pomonok Residents Association. “These fee increases hurt all residents, especially our seniors and fixed [...]

Agencies give Sandy testimony before City Council
News Terence M. Cullen 1/22/2013 at 4:54PM

Nearly three months after the storm devastated the tri-state area, and with residents still trying to recover, the City Council has begun investigating how various agencies handled Sandy. Testimony has been given by representatives of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the New York City Housing Authority, Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority, [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
Top Stories Billy Rennison 12/21/2012 at 8:30AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Rain before 10am. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 56. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Friday night: A slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. West wind around 16 mph, with gusts as [...]

Rent credits for NYCHA residents
News Alexa Altman 11/13/2012 at 6:03PM

Residents of public housing buildings severely affected by Sandy are catching a break. The Board of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) announced that rent adjustments will be made for tenants in developments where heat, hot water and electricity have been nonexistent. After Sandy hit, 402 NYCHA buildings, housing approximately 79,000 people, were without [...]

Weekend Roundup
Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/11/2012 at 1:20PM

Target of e-mails sent from Petraeus’ mistress is State Dept. military liaison The target of the vicious e-mails sent from former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus’ mistress Paula Broadwell is the State Department military liaison, according to an AP source. Meanwhile, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who leads the Senate Intelligence Committee and planned to have [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 8:04AM

Today’s Weather Friday: Sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Event of the Day: William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” E Phoenix Idealis Theater, Inc. delivers this classic story for a modern audience. Directed by Rachel Alt and Ben [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/08/2012 at 7:39AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 59. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the East in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%. Monday night: Overcast with rain. Low of 54. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNE after midnight. Chance of [...]

Queens Afternoon Roundup
Queens Afternoon Roundup
News Maggie Hayes 10/07/2012 at 1:02PM

TODAY’S FORECAST Cloudy with occasional showers, with a high of 55. Winds light and variable, 50% chance of rain. Sunday night: Rain ending, partial clearing overnight, with a low of 44. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. As daughter prepares for dangerous brian surgery, Queens dad has heart attack at her bedside It was [...]