Category: Security

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: […]

Month in Review, August, 2013: Part 2, Don’t you want a second pillar?

25 October, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, Broken Windows Theory, Chelsea, Configuration, Farouk El-Baz, Housing, Infrastructure, Innovations, Michael McLaughlin, Micro-housing, Month in review, Public housing, Security |

[Previous Months in Reviews available here: Jul 13, Jun 13, May 13, Apl 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]     By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   If the poor are not universally saints, neither are those in government administration, and through 2013, I’ve been among those dismantling, in the […]

Month in Review, August, 2013: Part 1, A plumber with a pencil

24 October, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, Broken Windows Theory, Chelsea, Configuration, Farouk El-Baz, Housing, Infrastructure, Innovations, Michael McLaughlin, Micro-housing, Month in review, Public housing, Security |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Jul 13, Jun 13, May 13, Apl 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]   By:David A. Smith   We had a beach but it got boiled away   During hot sultry August, I devoted as many parts as I’ve ever used in a single post to an eight-part […]

The cost of vandalism

14 August, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, Broken Windows Theory, Cities, Crime, Security, Vandalism |

By:David A. Smith   Boys will be boys, won’t they?  After all, they look so innocent – how much trouble could they get into?   What happened inside?   To judge by this Daily Mail (June 16, 2013) story, which splashed the story all over its pages, the amount is remarkable – virtually unbelievable if […]