As NYCHA residents freeze, are exposed to mold and lead, new, self-absorbed Council Speaker Corey Johnson : "We're going to have fun. I love to dance !"

As NYCHA residents freeze, are exposed to mold and lead, new, self-absorbed Council Speaker Corey Johnson : "We're going to have fun. I love to dance !"

Whilst NYCHA tenants live with no heat and are exposed to toxic mold and lead, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who has authority and discretion to set an aggressive oversight agenda of wayward City agencies, promises his leadership will focus on "fun" : "I love to dance !"

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Torres, Council chair on public housing, mum on Olatoye's future in wake of lead poisoning crisis at NYCHA

Torres, Council chair on public housing, mum on Olatoye's future in wake of lead poisoning crisis at NYCHA

New York City Councilmember Ritchie Torres, chair of the public housing committee, is laying low, even as public pressure escalates on New York City Housing Authority CEO Shola Olatoye in face of lead poisoning crisis.

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de Blasio knew of NYCHA false lead certifications, as private landlords escape scrutiny

de Blasio knew of NYCHA false lead certifications, as private landlords escape scrutiny

Mayor Bill de Blasio was aware that the New York City Housing Authority was violating requirements for lead testing in public housing, even as private landlords are escaping any scrutiny for the lead exposure crisis in New York City.

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Feds mum as report reveals Brooklyn children testing positive for blood lead levels at rate higher than in Flint

Feds mum as report reveals Brooklyn children testing positive for blood lead levels at rate higher than in Flint

In the face of a news report, revealing that children in Brooklyn are testing positive for blood lead levels higher than children in Flint, Michigan, the U.S. Attorney's Office has refused to release any information about its protracted investigation into physical condition standards in public housing that are suspected of exposing children to lead.

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In wake of public housing and drinking water tragedies elsewhere, prosecutors remain mum about NYCHA investigation

In wake of public housing and drinking water tragedies elsewhere, prosecutors remain mum about NYCHA investigation

As repercussions over the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, lead to criminal charges against public officials and as a deadly fire in a public housing apartment building in London leads to calls for a criminal investigation, Federal prosecutors in New York remain mum about the reported investigation into dangerous living conditions at NYCHA.

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Newtown Creek environmental activist questions allegations of NYCDEP violations

Newtown Creek environmental activist questions allegations of NYCDEP violations

A member of the Newtown Creek Superfund Community Advisory Group has portrayed allegations of falsified water testing at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection as a subversive effort to benefit corporations allegedly responsible for pollution at Newtown Creek.

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New NYCHA FOIL data reveals more about lead, mold, asbestos -- and how often maintenance requests are CLOSED

New NYCHA FOIL data reveals more about lead, mold, asbestos -- and how often maintenance requests are CLOSED

A second production of data from the New York City Housing Authority in response to a Freedom of Information Law request reveals more information about lead, mold, and asbestos -- and the frequency with which maintenance requests are simply marked "closed."

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Further Python analysis reveals NYCHA's mold- and mildew-related service requests by housing development, borough

Further Python analysis reveals NYCHA's mold- and mildew-related service requests by housing development, borough

Brooklyn was site of the most mold-related and mildew-related service requests made by NYCHA's tenants, according to further Python reviews of FOIL data received by Progress Queens.

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Further Python analysis of NYCHA FOIL records reveals diverging trends in mold, mildew

Further Python analysis of NYCHA FOIL records reveals diverging trends in mold, mildew

Further Python analysis of records obtained from the New York City Housing Authority in response to a Freedom of Information Law request reveals diverging trends in the incidence of mold and mildew maintenance requests, even in the face of a class action lawsuit over mold remediation and abatement.

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A Python review of NYCHA data raises new questions about the authority's tracking of lead

A Python review of NYCHA data raises new questions about the authority's tracking of lead

New questions are being raised about how the New York City Housing Authority tracks the risks of exposure to lead after Progress Queens conduced analysis of data on records produced by NYCHA to Progress Queens in response to a Freedom of Information Law request.

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