The mayor also criticized some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget plans.
"Stronger Together" is a new initiative for public housing residents in Red Hook and Gowanus.
Sen. Jesse Hamilton seeks improvements after NYCHA's attempt to evict a senior who was late on her rent.
Derrick Mcleod, 24, of Brooklyn, was arrested on Thursday morning, police said.
Officers who patrol the projects would be under local precinct command instead of the Housing Bureau.
The agency will provide services and resources directly to victims at NYCHA developments.
Tenants are tired of years of delays and say the "deplorable conditions" must be repaired immediately.
Officials presented designs for the new NYCHA center to Red Hook senior citizens last week.
Miriam's Restaurant and FreshDirect will be sending hot meals to 46 families in the Ravenswood Houses.
The agency recently finished and submitted a plan to improve the neighborhood.
Betances, Mill Brook, Mott Haven, Mitchel and Patterson Houses will get a sprucing up.
The powder was found around 10:50 a.m.
Some tenants are involved with a lawsuit against NYCHA in an effort to force the agency to make repairs.
Residents are struggling with mold, water leaks, broken windows, broken doors and peeling paint.
Former Patterson Houses resident Marta Diaz started the garden about 20 years ago.
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