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Kimberly Dole
June 24, 2019 - 7:02 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Sewage backed up at the Baruch houses on Columbia Street, drenched some apartments on Sunday leaving residents to mop up the slop until NYCHA workers showed up. Smelly water filled the lobby floor and seeped into apartments even making its way up into the kitchen and...
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June 17, 2019 - 11:13 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- For the first time ever, the New York City Public Housing Authority is launching a pilot program that would provide free air conditioning to some of its residents. The pilot is starting off in just two buildings of NYCHA's roughly 2,500 properties but until now, tenants...
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Mayor Bill de Blasio
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April 15, 2019 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Mayor de Blasio announced NYCHA's new lead-based paint testing program on Monday. For the first time ever, 135,000 apartments will be tested with portable X-ray fluorescence analyzers. This plan, which exceeds local and federal requirements, will detect the presence of lead...
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
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April 12, 2019 - 6:16 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A 72-year-old man was kicked out of his apartment by the New York City Housing Authority while recovering from surgery. Bienvenido Martinez was evicted from his Bronx apartment of 14 years for being behind $816 in rent. According to The Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr...
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April 02, 2019 - 9:43 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Tuesday was the deadline for Mayor de Blasio to name a new head of NYCHA, but the federal government has agreed to grant the city a 45-day extension. The mayor on NY1 indicated that city hall has been working closely with federal monitors to find a new NYCHA chair and that...
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Lynne Patton
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March 22, 2019 - 6:41 am
In an interview with CBS2, HUD regional administrator Lynne Patton ripped Mayor de Blasio, blaming him for putting politics over the safety of NYCHA residents.
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March 19, 2019 - 9:59 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are questioning the father of a baby boy who died early Tuesday morning. RELATED: Fire forces Ronkonkoma woman to throw baby to husband below | Death of baby at Manhattan hotel ruled a homicide | WATCH: Burglar sneaks into Bronx bedroom while baby sleeps The boy was...
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Lower East Side Vladeck Houses robbery suspect.
February 28, 2019 - 7:29 am
Police are searching for a robbery suspect who brandished a firearm and burned an elderly victim in the Lower East Side.
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Lynne Paxton NYCHA Elevator
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February 19, 2019 - 1:01 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An official with the Department of Housing and Urban Development has been spending a month in NYCHA buildings to see first hand what the conditions are like. Today, Lynne Patton became stuck in an elevator at the Douglas Houses. She was accompanied by a number of reporters...
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Lynne Patton inset
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February 11, 2019 - 11:24 am
The head of the regional HUD office is beginning her stint as a NYCHA tenant Monday, with her first week to be spent at a housing development in the Bronx.
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