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.
Three schools in the city still have "fire watchers" in place of the alarms since the 2012 storm.
Ronald Bartiromo and Raymond D'Auria pleaded guilty to underpaying workers on two city projects.
"We the People," which features photos and stories from 20 NYCHA residents, opens this month.
Rubain Dorancy accused Jesse Hamilton of ignoring 6 alleged rapes and assaults, with no substantiation.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said major changes are coming to the city's public housing developments.
The video shows the moments before Ryo Oyamada was hit by a police car in Queens last year.
Terrell Day was shot and killed inside the East River Houses, police said.
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