Officials busted 51 people for peddling drugs in two public housing developments in Astoria and LIC.
A new program designed to help NYCHA residents in a disaster can also help curb crime.
Building Skills NY aims to train hundreds of workers in construction and building maintenance.
The agency won a $300,000 grant to create a community-led plan to revamp the neighborhood.
The board is calling for a halt in NYCHA's process until more community members are heard on the plans.
Several of the diverse group of new members are making housing their main focus.
Andrew Padilla's documentary "El Barrio Tours" premieres in East Harlem on April 5.
NYCHA locked critics out of a packed meeting over new developments planned for the public housing campus.
The project will include a home for DREAM Charter School and 89 units of affordable housing.
The agency will use $40 million to hire more workers and streamline repairs.
Nelly Bermudez, 78, died in her bed Saturday night in the Taylor-Wythe Houses in Williamsburg.
"It's quite possible that Mayor Bloomberg does not know what mold is," Comptroller John Liu said.
The developers of the Astoria waterfront plan are exploring the possibility of a K-8 school at the site.
The agency will delay evictions and housing court actions until Feb. 1.
Red Hook Houses residents and Occupy Sandy members rallied outside NYCHA headquarters.
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