The New York City Housing Authority was founded years before the Nation passed the U.S. Housing Act, a law that created a framework for local Governments to create public housing agencies. The New Deal promise that housing would be treated as a social good is now under threat of privatisation. Photo Illustration/Progress New York

Feds consulting with de Blasio, as he privatises NYCHA, despite past campaign finance controversies from real estate donors

Bill de Blasio, who faced accusations of undertaking official acts on behalf of his donors, is negotiating the sale of public housing to real estate developers. How the Feds tolerate the corruptive role of money in politics undermines the public good — including public housing.

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A map of the partial, proposed route of the BQX streetcar service, indicating that the streetcar would run through the Long Island City section of Queens, which is represented in the New York City Council by Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside). New York City Economic Development Corporation/Public Domain

Amazon.com was using lobbying firm from BQX to lobby City Government for cloud computing services

By Progress New York Staff The lobbying firm, Yoswein New York, Inc., which had been prominently promoting the troubled Brooklyn-Queens Connector,

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"No one should have to live with mold like what NYCHA maintenance workers recorded in this apartment," wrote Federal prosecutors in a Court filing in Manhattan. U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York/Public Domain

Federal Judge Pauley will decide whether pennies on the dollar repair fund will be approved for NYCHA

Judge William H. Pauley III will decide more than just eliminating lead paint and toxic mold from NYCHA : he will decide if we save public housing in New York City.

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U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman announced a settlement with NYCHA that only asked the City of New York to set aside pennies on the dollar toward what NYCHA needs to fully fund its capital improvement budget. Official Photograph/U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman turns back on NYCHA tenants after woefully inadequate repair fund settlement

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman celebrated the announcement of a repair fund for NYCHA residents that has since been revealed to be woefully inadequate.

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