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East Village & Lower East Side »

Firefighters Douse Blaze at East Village's Jacob Riis II Houses

FDNY put out a fire that started on the 11th floor of a public housing building along the FDR Drive.

Harlem »

Prayer Group Walks Streets Seeking Divine Help for Harlem

Man Up in Harlem takes a walk around the Polo Grounds each week, trying to improve the area with prayer.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Shooting on West 94th Street Sends Two Men to the Hospital

Two men were shot on West 94th Street late Sunday night, police said. 

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Public Housing Building Needs More Security, Residents Say

A group of tenants from 344 E. 28th Street, near First Avenue, is asking police and elected officials for help fighting an abundance of crime in and around the building.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Death on FDR Drive Strains Relations Between Ave. D Residents and NYPD

Family and friends of Makever "Keba" Brown are angry at the circumstances regarding his death on the FDR Drive Sept. 13. 

East Village & Lower East Side »

Police Line Avenue D, East Villagers Brunch on Avenue C

Thousands of residents in the public housing complexes on Avenue D were told to leave Saturday in advance of the storm. Others in the East Village were enjoying brunch and drinks.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Air Force Vet to be First NYCHA Resident on Public Housing Board

Victor Gonzalez, a longtime resident of the Wise Towers public housing complex, is the first current resident to be appointed to the NYC Housing Authority Board.

Harlem »

St. Nicholas Houses Residents Sue to Block Charter School Construction

Some St. Nicholas Houses residents filed a lawsuit to block the Harlem Children's Zone charter school project from moving into their parkland.

Harlem »

City's Public Housing Faces Maintenance Backlog, Report Says

Harlem public housing residents are among the hardest hit as the wait list for repairs at city-owned buildings grows.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Lower East Side Housing Complex Pushing for Surveillance Cameras in Wake of Violence

The 20-building Vladeck Houses is weighing a pilot project that would outfit the complex with surveillance cameras.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Easter Meal Arranged for Lower East Side Tenants Left Without Gas

Some tenants of the Alfred E. Smith Houses have been without gas at their building for weeks.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Police Searching for Missing East Village Man

A 63-year-old man from the Jacob Riis Houses went missing on Monday, police said.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Former Model Stabbed to Death in Baruch Houses Mourned by Family

Jomali Morales was stabbed to death inside an elevator at the Baruch Houses a day before her birthday, family said.

Harlem »

East Harlem Task Force Tries to Help Kids Curb Violence

A coalition of community groups is engaging young people at East Harlem's housing projects.

Harlem »

East Harlem Housing Complex Eagerly Awaits Community Center

The opening can't come soon enough for Johnson Houses, which is suffering through a youth-gang rivalry, officials say.