More than 5,000 public housing apartments in buildings long ago deemed “lead free” contain lead paint, THE CITY has learned. And that number is likely to grow. Meet a resident of one of those complexes: Mikhaila Bonaparte, who was born in 2013, just days before NYCHA falsified its lead report to the feds.
By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY
The inspectors arrived at the Tompkins Houses in Brooklyn to check for lead paint when resident Shari Broomes …
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“When people make mistakes and then cover those mistakes up with lies upon lies, that’s when people get really hurt,” said Sherron Paige, whose 7-year-old son, Kyan, has grown up in a lead-tainted apartment in the Red Hook Houses.
The NYCHA Fulton Houses complex of apartments in Chelsea in New York – New York NY/USA-April 28, 2020 (Shutterstock)