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Morris Heights »

Domestic Violence Victims Wait Up to a Decade for Emergency NYCHA Housing

Nearly 500 survivors are on the list for housing because they were abused, the agency said.

East Harlem »

Children's Museum, NYCHA Create East Harlem Early Learning Hub

Union Settlement's early learning center at Johnson Houses focuses on closing the child achievment gap.

Red Hook »

Carmelo Anthony Opens Newly Refurbished Basketball Court at Red Hook Houses

The NBA star's foundation contributed to the remodeling of the court, along with JPMorgan Chase.

East Village »

Alphabet City's Campos Plaza Gets Security Cameras After Years-Long Fight

The public housing development in Alphabet City now has 52 cameras.

Red Hook »

Large-Scale NYCHA Urban Farm Launches in Red Hook

The Red Hook West Urban Farm was opened Tuesday beside NYCHA's Red Hook Houses.

Central Harlem »

Harlem Children's Zone Opens $100M Charter School at St. Nicholas Houses

New school will help area children and revitalize neighborhood, Mayor Bloomberg says.

Red Hook »

Sandy-Damaged Red Hook Senior Program Finds Newly Renovated Home

The Red Hook Senior Citizens Program will move to a renovated community center, officials said.

Lower East Side »

Alfred E. Smith Houses Complete CCTV System After Delays

Alfred E. Smith Houses on the Lower East Side now has cameras on and inside each of its 12 buildings.

Chelsea »

New Program Gives Free Job Training and Placement to NYCHA Residents

Building Skills NY aims to train hundreds of workers in construction and building maintenance.

East Harlem »

Harlem RBI Breaks Ground on $78.5M Charter School and Affordable Housing

The project will include a home for DREAM Charter School and 89 units of affordable housing.

Central Harlem »

NYCHA Will Eliminate Backlog of 420,000 Repairs by End of 2013, Mayor Says

The agency will use $40 million to hire more workers and streamline repairs.

Central Harlem »

Harlem Anti-Violence Worker, Family Face NYCHA Eviction Because of His Past

Dedric "Beloved" Hammond's criminal record is forcing him and his family out of public housing.

East Harlem »

East Harlem Crack-Dealing Gangs Busted, Prosecutors Say

Nineteen alleged members of "20 BLOCC" and "Flow Boyz" gangs were arrested.

Yorkville »

Air Conditioner Falls 20 Stories into Nursery School Playground

An A/C fell 20 stories from the Holmes Towers into a nursery school playground as kids played last week.

Harlem »

Long-Delayed East Harlem Community Center Opens

The Johnson Houses Community and Children's Center  will feature a host of programs and services.