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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.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Police Arrest Two for Drug Possession on the Lower East Side

Police arrested two people in the Hernandez Houses on Allen Street Tuesday night for drug possession.

Manhattan »

Mayor Trades Loafers for Sneakers to Paint Rooftop White

As part of a citywide effort to reduce cooling costs, the mayor helped paint a public housing rooftop white.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Empty Storefronts on Avenue A Raise Concern of East Village Community

East Village community board examines cause of empty storefronts on a block-long stretch of Avenue A.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Lower East Side Girls Club Prepares to Break Ground on New East Village Home

Fifteen-year-old club finally gets a permanent home, with production studios, a green roof and a planetarium.