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Fort Greene »

Nearly 250 Apartments Vacant in Ingersoll and Whitman Houses, Audit Finds

More than 100 of those apartments have been empty for an average of eight years.

Central Harlem »

NYCHA's Vacant Units Attract Squatters to Harlem River Houses

Auditors from the Comptroller's Office found two units previously occupied by squatters during a visit. 

Washington Heights »

NYCHA Building Where Senior Was Attacked Lacks Security, Tenants Say

Tenants said they don't feel safe due to broken doors and a lack of cameras at Thurgood Marshall Plaza.

Washington Heights »

73-Year-Old Struck in Face for Telling Woman Not to Smoke, Police Say

The woman was hit in the face at the Thurgood Marshall Plaza for Seniors in Washington Heights.

Chelsea »

14-Year-Old Boy Attacked With Wine Bottles in Chelsea Liquor Store

The fight trashed $1,900 worth of alcohol, police said.

East Harlem »

De Blasio Plan to Save NYCHA Would Lease Land to Private Developers

NextGeneration NYCHA plan proposes drastic changes to bring the agency out of deficit.

Downtown Brooklyn »

Family of Akai Gurley Files Lawsuit Against City, Rookie Officers

Officer Peter Liang shot Gurley when his gun accidentally went off in a dark stairwell, officials said. 

Claremont »

Tenants Ask Judge For Contempt Charge Against NYCHA for Overdue Repairs

NYCHA promised to fix issues like severe mold, roaches and warped floors, tenants said.

Upper West Side »

Trash Feeds Rats After NYCHA Fails to Fix Broken Garbage Compactor

With the compactor broken, Frederick Douglass Houses residents have to leave garbage outside.

Gowanus »

Art Collective for NYCHA Youth Aims to Bridge Growing Divide in Gowanus

The Gowanus Houses Art Collective gives young NYCHA residents a forum for artistic expression.

Chelsea »

Police Arrest Man Who Beat Up Pregnant Woman Because She Did Not Thank Him

Darryl Gillyard kicked and choked Lakeeya Walker after she failed to thank him for holding the door.

Midtown »

NYC Women-Owned Businesses Up 43 Percent in a Decade, Study Shows

The fastest growth was in Brooklyn, where the number increased 77 percent.

Chelsea »

Man Beats Pregnant Woman Who Doesn't Thank Him for Holding Door, NYPD Says

"He said, 'I'm going to kick this baby out of your womb,'" victim Lakeeya Walker told DNAinfo New York.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Asks Albany for Permanent Control of Schools, $300M for NYCHA

The mayor also criticized some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget plans.

Red Hook »

Brooklyn Nonprofits Launch Job and Education Program for NYCHA Residents

"Stronger Together" is a new initiative for public housing residents in Red Hook and Gowanus.