A consultant repeatedly urged public housing managers to overhaul decrepit airflow systems in 240 complexes across the city. But NYCHA officials, who insisted there was no danger, did nothing for weeks as the virus raged.
By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY The city’s public housing authority has long insisted that weak air circulation inside aging apartments did not contribute to the spread of COVID-19 among tenants during the pandemic’s peak last year. But internal emails obtained by THE CITY reveal some top NYCHA managers were warned repeatedly as pandemic raged […]
By Greg David, THE CITY With the 18 buildings Valentina Gojcaj owns or manages in The Bronx saddled with $787,000 in arrears from tenants who haven’t paid rent during the pandemic, she made a list of 53 residents owing more than $5,000. She then submitted the landlord portion of the paperwork necessary for those people […]
An illegal gas line triggered the deadly East Village blast that killed two people and injured twenty more victims in a Second Ave. building near E. 7th St. on March 26, 2015. (Todd Maisel/New York Daily News) By Trevor Boyer and Leonard Greene, NY Daily News A Manhattan building owner and a pair of crooked construction workers were […]