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An orderly line formed at the corner of Fordham Plaza Monday morning outside the New York City Housing Authority’s Bronx office. A dozen or so families waited as the sidewalk began to bake in the sun. Then, at 8:00, a guard unlatched the door and poked out his head, allowing an icy gust of air to escape. more
Low-income New Yorkers are eligible for free air conditioners through the federally funded Home Energy Assistance Program, but only if they’ve got a printer at home and can think ahead. The deadline to mail in an application this year was July 8, two weeks too soon for those who may have hoped to apply for the benefit during the city’s sweltering heat wave last month. more
Eric Dinowitz’s city council district would gain a larger portion of Marble Hill Houses and Kingsbridge Heights, while losing Wakefield to a neighboring district, as part of a preliminary redistricting that reflects the new 2020 census figures. more
At a public city council redistricting hearing last Wednesday all talk regarding the northwest Bronx had to do with unifying the Marble Hill Houses into one district.  Yet a law written to ensure that all council districts are apportioned in a fair manner may be the one thing preventing that from happening. more
A former New York City Housing Authority employee was sentenced to 12 years in prison for shooting a building superintendent who had written him up for a job infraction, according to the Bronx District Attorney’s office. more
The announcement that Marble Hill Houses will get much-needed heating upgrades was great news for those living at the public housing complex. more
Some New York residents hoping to see relief during a time of rising costs and inflation may be in for a major disappointment. more
Winter comes around once a year but for some living in Marble Hill, it can be the longest season. That’s because the housing complex has struggled to keep the heat on for tenants for several years. more
Are you a young person hoping to make a little bit of money this summer? If so, the city might have a job for you. more
Residents at Fort Independence Houses are still without heat months after complaining to the New York City Housing Authority. more
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