Category: NYCHA

Month in Review: June, 2014: Part 2, The challenges of developing new homes new

1 August, 2014 (10:00) | Austin, TX, Detroit, Flagstaff, Local issues, Mayors, Mobile homes, Month in review, Municipal bankruptcy, Municipal budgets, New Haven, New York City, NYCHA, Politics, Public housing, Real estate taxes, Student housing, Urbanization, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s Part 1, reviewing a month spent entirely on local issues, dealt with the economic and political dynamics of existing housing markets, but cities must always be building new, because economic growth and population growth are the lifeblood of cities – such as New Haven: Demonstrators […]

Month in Review: June 2014: Part 1, The challenges of existing housing

31 July, 2014 (09:40) | Austin, TX, Detroit, Flagstaff, Local issues, Mayors, Mobile homes, Month in review, Municipal bankruptcy, Municipal budgets, New Haven, New York City, NYCHA, Politics, Public housing, Real estate taxes, Student housing, Urbanization, US News |

By: David A. Smith In a century of cities, so much to do with housing happens not at the national level but in the city, and yet I was surprised to discover that every June post focused on a municipal-level issue, even if some of them are exemplars of global trends. Sir, sir, they’re just […]

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 |

[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 |

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 […]