Communities

Ninfa Segarra at La Guardia Houses
From La Guardia Houses to City Hall

Ninfa Segarra moved into La Guardia Houses as a child in 1955 – before all of the development’s buildings had even been completed – and lived there until she got married. As the Deputy Mayor for Education and Human Services, she oversaw several agencies, including NYCHA, in the 1990s. The NYCHA Journal spoke with Ms. Segarra about her upbringing and her life’s work.

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Brevoort Houses Clean Up

The youngest Brevoort Houses residents pitched in to clean their development’s grounds. On June 3, residents, community members, NYPD Neighborhood Coordination Officers, and CAMBA employees participated in the clean-up day organized by Resident Association President Pansy Nettles

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Tracy Lovelace Keeps an Eye on the Brooklyn Resident Watch Program

Tracy Lovelace is the coordinator of the Resident Watch program in Brooklyn. For more than 40 years, thousands of residents have volunteered their time as Resident Watch members, patrolling their developments and fostering safety, security, and community pride in collaboration with property management staff.

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NYCHA Board Member Goes to DC
Saving Public Housing: Reflections on Visiting Washington, D.C.

Two NYCHA residents went to Washington, D.C. to discuss saving public housing.

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New, Easier Process for Lifting Permanent Exclusion

NYCHA has made the process for lifting permanent exclusions simpler and clearer.

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NYCHA Gardens Grow
NYCHA Gardens Grow

Over 350 of NYCHA’s resident gardeners attended the 15th Gardening and Urban Farming Conference on April 21 at the Johnson Community Center in Harlem.

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Mariner’s Harbor Will Receive a $5.7 Million Community Center Renovation
Mariner’s Harbor Will Receive a $5.7 Million Community Center Renovation

On April 14, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Member Debi Rose, and NYCHA General Manager Michael Kelly announced that the City would spend $5.7 million on renovations to expand the Mariner’s Harbor Community Center in Staten Island.

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What It Means to Be Green
Peace, Fun & Unity

Their idea was ambitious: hosting a community event at five NYCHA developments simultaneously to highlight the importance of neighbors working together to make their community healthier and protect the environment.

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Thomas M. Chan, Chief of Transportation for the New York City Police Department
Working in the Shadow of Home

Thomas M. Chan is Chief of the New York City Police Department’s Transportation Bureau, reflects on growing up at Alfred Smith Houses in the Two Bridges section of Manhattan.

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10 Facts You Need to Know About NYCHA’s Digital Vans

NYCHA’s Digital Vans are computer labs on wheels that bring technology directly to NYCHA communities that have limited or no access to high-speed internet service.

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