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 …
“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)