Category: NYCHA

NYCHA’s criminal negligence: Part 2, the wrongful-death claim

17 June, 2014 (10:56) | Apartments, de Blasio, monitoring, NYCHA, public housing, rental, security, stop-and-frisk | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]  By:David A. Smith Yesterday’s post reported on three stabbings and two deaths, 7-year-old Mikayla Capers, 6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto, and 18-year-old Tanaya Copeland was also stabbed to death only a few blocks away.   Sources used for this post New York Times (September 29, 2013; violet font): New York Daily […]

NYCHA’s criminal negligence: Part 1, the leadership failures

16 June, 2014 (10:07) | Apartments, Bloomberg, criminal negligence, de Blasio, monitoring, NYCHA, public housing, rental, security, stop-and-frisk, wrongful death | No comments

By:David A. Smith  On June 1, 2014, two little children, 7-year-old Mikayla Capers and 6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto, were viciously and repeatedly stabbed in a NYCHA property elevator; two days earlier, 18-year-old Tanaya Copeland was also stabbed to death only a few blocks away. As the New York Times (June 2, 2014; blue font) reported: […]

The buck stops nowhere: Part 2, Nothing happened, nothing changed

6 November, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, Building Codes, Enforcement, Housing, New York City, NYCHA, Public housing, Receivership, Rental, warrant of habitability |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post, using as source material the New York Daily News (October 31, 2013), New York Daily News (November 1, 2013; blue font), and New York Daily News (September 2, 2013; red font), vented my outrage at the irresponsible, incompetent, and unaccountable New York City […]

The buck stops nowhere: Part 1, She buried the transfer

4 November, 2013 (16:21) | Apartments, Building Codes, Enforcement, Housing, New York City, NYCHA, Public housing, Receivership, Rental, warrant of habitability |

By:David A. Smith   That’s understatement, you know   Outrage felt translates so poorly into analytical writing that readers are encouraged to supply their own expostulations as you follow this hard-to-believe tale of a public housing authority that is negligent and incompetent in everything except political arrogance, as reported in the populist’s bulldog newspaper, the […]

Month in Review, November, 2012: Part 2, Here at home

11 January, 2013 (10:00) | Argentina, Camden, China, Euro, Foreclosure, Global news, Haiti, Homeless, Month in review, Municipal bankruptcy, Non-Profits, NYCHA, Paris, Public housing, Spain, US News |

[Previous Month in Reviews available here: Oct 12, Sep 12, Aug 12, Jul 12, Jun 12, May 12]   By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, affordable housing and urban troubles abound globally, but we need look no further than our front stoop to find […]