All the local scrutiny of the city’s Housing Authoirty this summer has caught Washington’s attention, as well, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development is reviewing the public housing agency’s books to make sure everything is in order, according to a spokesman.
The review began earlier this month, HUD public affairs officer Jerrod Brown said, and was prompted by reports in the Daily News of mismanaged funds. Mr. Brown stressed that the review was still in its earlier stages and was not a condemnation or confirmation any wrongdoing of NYCHA. Instead, the review is a matter of practice.
Here’s councilman-elect Steve Levin of Brooklyn leading a rally for affordable housing on the City Hall steps.
The crowd is mostly from Brooklyn and here in suport of the plan for Broadway Triangle, which is supoprted by Levin’s old boss, Brooklyn Democratic County Leader Vito Lopez. The plan also has support from Read More
One of the city’s most heated races is right next door to City Council member Rosie Mendez, who represents the Lower East Side. She hasn’t endorsed anyone in the race, but indicated some displeasure with the incumbent, Alan Gerson.
In an interview with The Villager, Mendez criticized Gerson for the role Read More
At a press conference urging that Bill de Blasio be reinstated on the ballot, despite underreporting the number of petitions he submitted to the city Board of Elections, his supporters blasted one of his opponents for trying to poach union support.
De Blasio, speaking to reporters at a press conference Read More
The head of the largest public housing authority in North America, Tino Hernandez, announced he’ll leave his position as chairman of the New York Housing Authority in three weeks to head a drug treatment organization.
Hernandez announced his departure while appearing with Michael Bloomberg during his weekly radio appearance with radio host Read More
A reader sent along this photo of Christine Quinn (nice boa!) flanked by Rosie Mendez and Gary Parker of Lambda Independent Democrats, which honored Quinn right before the LGBT Pride Parade in Brooklyn this weekend.
… Oh yes he did.
Embattled developer Gregg Singer filed a $100 million lawsuit against the city last week, says The Villager. As we reported earlier, Mr. Singer claims that Mayor Bloomberg and former Councilmember Margarita Lopez worked out a backroom deal to quash his plans for P.S. 64 on East Ninth Read More