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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From 2014 to 2016, NYCHA was party to over 25,000 annual legal actions regarding its public housing tenants

From 2014 to 2016, NYCHA was party to over 25,000 annual legal actions regarding its public housing tenants

The New York City Housing Authority has released records to Progress Queens in response to an open records request filed under the Freedom of Information Law, providing insight into how many legal actions the public housing agency has been engaged with vis-à-vis its tenants over the three years from 2014 to 2016.

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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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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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Ten per cent. of public housing buildings in New York City are in "troubled" condition : HUD inspection

Ten per cent. of public housing buildings in New York City are in "troubled" condition : HUD inspection

Ten per cent. of the New York City Housing Authority's apartment buildings were rated as being in "troubled" condition, according to inspection data published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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de Blasio, Torres, Stringer mum about legal fees paid by NYCHA regarding Federal investigation

de Blasio, Torres, Stringer mum about legal fees paid by NYCHA regarding Federal investigation

The offices of Mayor Bill de Blasio, Councilmember Ritchie Torres, and Comptroller Scott Stringer are refusing to release information about the amount of legal fees paid by the New York City Housing Authority regarding the reported Federal investigation into living condition standards.

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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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Preet Bharara's financial fraud and lead probe add to NYCHA's woes over class action mold abatement case

Preet Bharara's financial fraud and lead probe add to NYCHA's woes over class action mold abatement case

The investigation by the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara into possible false financial claims by New York City Housing Authority officials and lead poisoning of NYCHA residents escalate legal risks for the troubled housing authority facing budget shortfalls and already subject to a special master in a class action mold abatement case.

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