Ralph Calinda lives alone in a three-bedroom apartment in the NYCHA Pomonok Houses in Flushing. Through NYCHA’s downsizing policy, which moves residents who “overuse apartments” to smaller ones, the city agency wants to kick him out of his home.
A 20-year-old from Flushing was sentenced to a maximum of life in prison for killing a man over a $200 debt he owed. Victim Laseam Hogan, 27, lent the money to Malcolm Thompson of the Pomonok Houses in 2010, according to the district attorney. Hogan approached Thompson for his $200 in a Pomonok Houses courtyard [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The mother of a two-year-old who was strangled to death last week was arrested Monday and charged with the boy’s murder, police said. On August 10, officers responded to a 911 call of an unconscious baby at 155-14 Jewel Avenue at the Pomonok Houses. When they arrived, officials found two-year-old Izayah Hall unresponsive, and he was [...]
The “golden” residents of Pomonok Houses are refusing to let the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) send them off into the sunset. Senior citizens, many of whom have lived in Pomonok for multiple decades, are furious after they say NYCHA sent them threatening letters demanding they move into a different apartment or an entirely [...]