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Housing For Homeless Veterans

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

A 17-unit housing development on Bathgate Avenue opened its doors to veterans in September. So far, 14 of the 17
studio apartments in the Bridge Gardens complex are housing veterans who were once homeless.

The U.S. Department of Housing  and Urban Development (HUD) estimates there are about 2,000 homeless veterans in New York City and nearly 50,000 nationwide. Still, there’s been a 33 percent decrease in the number of homeless veterans since 2010.

Homeowners’ Long, Bitter Wait

Friday, October 24th, 2014

It has been nearly two years since Superstorm Sandy destroyed his family’s home, but much of Josh Suben’s life is still up in the air.

Suben, 60, an architect and Seagate neighborhood resident, says he has struggled to regain everything he lost, including the Atlantic Avenue beach-front home — value estimated at $600,000 — where he and his family of five lived for the previous 11 years.

But his fate, like that of thousands of New Yorkers, rests in the hands of the city’s Build it Back program, established by former-Mayor Michael Bloomberg to help rebuild or restore the lost or damaged homes of local Sandy victims.

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Balance Eludes Housing Market

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Luxury home builders continue to snap up real estate in the city as more people abandon the suburbs for urban life. But rising rent and real estate costs threaten to price out residents at various income levels.

Affordable Flats Draw Artists

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

More than 53,000 artists have applied for one of just 89 new units of subsidized living and working space in a former public school on E. 99th Street, organizers announced.

Developers for the space, known as El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109 and located between Second and Third avenues, fielded 51,313 online applications via a city website by the July 14 deadline, officials said. That’s on top of more than 2,000 paper applications filed.

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Deserted NYC

Friday, June 20th, 2014

DenseCity

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

NYCHA Security Cameras Blocked

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Hookah Smoke Complaints Heat Up

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Housing Vision for Vacant Lots

Thursday, March 20th, 2014