Artimus Construction wanted to bulldoze the playground for parking, but will now renovate it.
The Farragut Houses have the borough's third highest number of outstanding repair requests.
The city hasn't told Independence Towers tenants when gas will be restored.
Residents say the scaffolding has been there for years and is a potential hideout for drug dealers.
Many residents spoke out against the plan to build market-rate apartments on public housing land.
Five Democratic candidates spent Saturday night at the Lincoln Houses in East Harlem.
William Brandon, 73, was allegedly robbed twice by Ronald Rhodes in the Queensbridge Houses.
The suspect targeted a 73-year-old blind man in two robberies; one incident left the victim hospitalized.
The project next to Chelsea's Fulton Houses was certified earlier this week.
The proposal is part of an affordable housing development on West 18th Street.
The DOE plans to redevelop the School of Cooperative Technical Education in Harlem.
The NBA star's foundation contributed to the remodeling of the court, along with JPMorgan Chase.
The public housing development in Alphabet City now has 52 cameras.
The Red Hook West Urban Farm was opened Tuesday beside NYCHA's Red Hook Houses.
The East River Development Alliance launched Jobs-Plus to tackle unemployment at NYCHA's Astoria Houses.
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