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Renovations Begin On Long-Vacant Uptown City Housing Building

Construction has begun on a project to renovate a dilapidated, formerly city-owned Washington Heights apartment building five years after community activists demanded the site be used for affordable h...

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Renovations Begin On Long-Vacant Uptown City Housing Building

Construction has begun on a project to renovate a dilapidated, formerly city-owned Washington Heights apartment building five years after community activists demanded the site be used for affordable h...

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Shareholders in Harlem co-op could lose homes over debt they say they don't owe

Shareholders in an affordable Harlem co-op are bracing to lose their homes over a debt they say they should not have to pay. At stake are 51 apartments, the future of about 150 tenants and about $2 mi...

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HPD Questioned In Another Program That Reduces Black Home Ownership

First, it was the city’s Third Party Transfer Program (TPT), now residents are claiming that another city affordable housing program is reducing black homeownership at alarming rates....

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HPD Questioned In Another Program That Reduces Black Home Ownership

First, it was the city’s Third Party Transfer Program (TPT), now residents are claiming that another city affordable housing program is reducing black homeownership at alarming rates....

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HPD Questioned In Another Program That Reduces Black Home Ownership

First, it was the city’s Third Party Transfer Program (TPT), now residents are claiming that another city affordable housing program is reducing black homeownership at alarming rates....

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HPD Questioned In Another Program That Reduces Black Home Ownership

First, it was the city’s Third Party Transfer Program (TPT), now residents are claiming that another city affordable housing program is reducing black homeownership at alarming rates....

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HPD Questioned In Another Program That Reduces Black Home Ownership

First, it was the city’s Third Party Transfer Program (TPT), now residents are claiming that another city affordable housing program is reducing black homeownership at alarming rates....

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HPD Questioned In Another Program That Reduces Black Home Ownership

First, it was the city’s Third Party Transfer Program (TPT), now residents are claiming that another city affordable housing program is reducing black homeownership at alarming rates....

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Rosario Dawson's family swindled New York couple out of their apartment in former Manhattan squatter's den where the actress grew up, lawsuit claims

Rosario Dawson's family has been accused of swindling a couple out of their dirt-cheap apartment in a recently-renovated Manhattan building where the actress grew up. ...

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Rosario Dawson’s family made our lives a living hell: suit

Rosario’s Dawson’s family has conducted a “systematic and malicious” campaign to deny a Manhattan couple a dirt-cheap apartment in the former East Village squat where the actress was raised, a lawsuit...

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Inwood rezoning: What to know about the plan

The proposal to rezone Inwood was approved by the City Council on Wednesday in a 43-1 vote, despite strong opposition from some community advocates....

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Inwood rezoning: What to know about the plan

The proposal to rezone Inwood was approved by the City Council on Wednesday in a 43-1 vote, despite strong opposition from some community advocates....

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Five-Story, 24-Unit Residential Building Filed at 451 East 159th Street, Melrose

Affordable housing developer Xenolith Partners has filed applications for a five-story, 24-unit residential building at 451 East 159th Street, located on the corner of Elton Avenue in the Melrose sect...

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Five-Story, 14-Unit Residential Project Planned at 3120 Park Avenue, Melrose

Affordable housing developer Xenolith Partners has filed applications for a five-story, 14-unit residential project at 3120 Park Avenue, located between East 158th and East 159th streets in the South ...

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Rosario Dawson’s family friend finally moves his RV

A pal of actress Rosario Dawson’s family has finally moved his mobile home from an East Village street, where it had been illegally parked for some two years....

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Rosario Dawson’s family friend is living out of an RV

A squatter in the controversial building where actress Rosario Dawson grew up is now squatting on a city street....

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Rosario Dawson’s family eyes purchase of low-income housing

The family of actress Rosario Dawson is trying to benefit from a city-run program that would allow them to buy Lower East Side co-op units for just $2,500....

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Rosario Dawson’s family is trying to buy city’s low-income housing

Actress Rosario Dawson famously grew up in an East Village squatter’s den, where she was discovered sitting on the stoop....

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Residents frustrated with city after nine-year renovation delay

The city has spent more than $1 million subsidizing the rents of a dozen tenants it forced from a century-old Manhattan apartment building it promised to renovate in 2008....

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Beautiful multi-family townhouse located in Hamilton Heights, consisting of four apartments

Beautiful multi-family townhouse located in Hamilton Heights, consisting of four apartments.#1 - 2 Bedroom Duplex - current rent: $3650 (expires in August 2016) #2 ? 1 Bedroom - current rent: $1900 (e...

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City accused of keeping affordable apartments in Upper Manhattan vacant

Despite a massive shortage of affordable housing in New York, activists say the city’s left two buildings in Upper Manhattan totally vacant for several years. They’re urging the city to make repairs t...

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City accused of keeping affordable apartments in Upper Manhattan vacant

Despite a massive shortage of affordable housing in New York, activists say the city’s left two buildings in Upper Manhattan totally vacant for several years. They’re urging the city to make repairs t...

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City-Owned Apartments Uptown Left Empty Amid Housing Crisis: Critics

Two city-run apartment buildings uptown are boarded up and vacant — leaving dozens of units unable to be used amid an affordable housing crisis in the area, critics say....

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City-Owned Apartments Uptown Left Empty Amid Housing Crisis: Critics

Two city-run apartment buildings uptown are boarded up and vacant — leaving dozens of units unable to be used amid an affordable housing crisis in the area, critics say....

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City Slow to Embrace Land Trusts as Housing Tool

Across New York City, from the Far Rockaways to the South Bronx and from Bushwick to East Harlem, low-income communities are showing increasing fascination with the community land trust model. One mig...

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Why Are Hundreds Of Affordable NYC Apartments Vacant?

To tackle the problem that worries New Yorkers most, Mayor de Blasio is implementing and aggressively promoting his $41 billion plan to build and preserve 200,000 affordable apartments over a span of ...

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Photos of 1930s New York City by Berenice Abbott

The Federal Art Project was a Depression-era program that launched in 1935 to fund projects by visual artists in the US. That same year, American photographer Berenice Abbott received funding for a “C...

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Photos of 1930s New York City by Berenice Abbott

The Federal Art Project was a Depression-era program that launched in 1935 to fund projects by visual artists in the US. That same year, American photographer Berenice Abbott received funding for a “C...

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Former squatters vacate homes for renovations

The city is quietly moving ahead with a plan to renovate two former East Village squats whose residents and a nonprofit housing group have been unable to accomplish the feat....

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Former squatters vacate homes for renovations

The city is quietly moving ahead with a plan to renovate two former East Village squats whose residents and a nonprofit housing group have been unable to accomplish the feat....

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Shoddy Work and Debt Plague Buildings Renovated by Tenant Group: Residents

A tenant advocacy group that buys tax delinquent buildings from the city in order to rehab them and eventually sell them off to residents as cooperatives is leaving renovation nightmares and heaps of ...

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Huh? Housing advocacy group makes worst landlords list

Housing advocacy group the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board made the annual list of the city's 100 worst landlords released by Public Advocate Letitia James. The nonprofit group co-owns a 134-unit ...

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Actress’s cousin charged in Stuy Town rape attempt, plus two other cases

As first reported by The Villager in an online article Monday, a first cousin of actress Rosario Dawson was arrested for an attempted rape last week in Stuyvesant Town....

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Squat spirals into new flap with unpermitted stairs

Rosario Dawson was famously discovered, at age 15, on her stoop at the squat at 544 E. 13th St., landing her a role in the film “Kids” and launching her acting career....

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Becoming Home

Over the last 20 years, the two big apartment buildings at 640 and 644 Riverside Drive have been a laboratory for real estate disaster ...

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A Former Convent Becomes a Co-op

IT is an imposing building, on Havemeyer Street in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, a former convent made of mellowed brick piled four stories high, complete with turrets and enormous windows....

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