Lindsey Bornstein wants an independent firm to conduct air and dust toxicity tests in the two buildings.
Units will be for residents earning 48 percent and 58 percent of the area media income (AMI).
Residents are forced to climb dozens of flights of stairs during the breakdowns.
A developer plans to build two affordable housing buildings on Second Avenue near East 92nd Street.
The developer of 214 E. 44th St. wants to make 87 of the 429 apartments affordable, the city said.
The petition asks Mayor Bill de Blasio not to tear down the gardens to build affordable housing.
The developers will rehabilitate the Mariners Harbor complex.
Housing officials reversed a decision to require a terminally ill man to "downsize" Monday.
Washington Heights and Inwood are home to 69 of the worst 206 buildings on the Public Advocate's list.
One-bedrooms at 552 Academy St., which underwent a $22 million renovation, will start at $720 a month.
Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo backed a proposal by a nonprofit who hired her disgraced nephew.
James got $4,000 from developers, then wrote them a letter of support to the city.
The Penn South co-op will select 1,200 lottery winners who will be able to buy affordable units.
The East Williamsburg building includes Section 8 housing for very low-income residents.
A Hertz garage on 40th Street will be demolished to make way for a 36-story residential building.
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