The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, dedicated to showcasing the lives of tenants of times past, may be evicting contemporary ones.
Barely six years after the city forcibly evicted squatters from five city-owned tenements on the Lower East Side and handed then over to an affordable housing developer, the buildings are right back where they started: on the city’s list of tax-delinquent properties.
The streets of Fort Greene have a lot going for them: elegant brownstones, shady trees, hip cafes and zealous police patrols. An aggressive cop crackdown on parolees and project-dwellers now divides the neighborhood into two halves: the suspected and the protected.
An experiment in green living leaves a mixed legacy.
How Carmen Pabon became one of the loudest voices on the Lower East Side.
New York’s public housing tenants and advocates charge that a decades old federal law to provide paying jobs for tenants has been all but ignored.