Communities

James Secreto
Celebrating Black History & Women’s History Months

In celebration of Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March), we want to re-introduce you to four people who are making a real difference in the NYCHA community.

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Lolita Miller
Transforming NYCHA Through Public Private Partnerships

Ocean Bay (Bayside) is the next development scheduled for major renovations

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New lighting at Castle Hill Houses in the Bronx has helped residents feel safer walking around their development at night.
New Lights, Safer City

There are more than 1,000 new, state-of-the-art, energy-efficient LED light fixtures at entrances, walkways, and parking areas at three NYCHA developments—St.

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Art work inspired by the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by young artist Diem Robinson, a NYCHA resident and afterschool student from University Settlement's Atlantic Terminal Community Center in Brooklyn.
Picture the Dream

Art Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Muhammad Watley
A Stand-Up Guy

The City’s seven-week Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), which provided job experience and earnings for almost 900 New York City youth at NYCHA developments and offices, ended in August. But the encouragement that Grant Houses Supervisor of Grounds Muhammad Watley and his staff gave their young charges could affect their lives forever. That’s Mr. Watley’s conviction, and he should know —he was a SYEP employee 11 years ago.

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Long Island Nets
Long Island Nets Provide Thanksgiving Dinner for NYCHA Families

The Long Island Nets are playing their home games at the Barclays Center this season, and they wanted to give something back to the community that supports them.

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Willie Conlon
Willie Colon Gives Thanks

Thanksgiving dinners, courtesy of the New York Jets

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Nas with some young fans.
Nas Returns Home for the Holidays

For residents of Queensbridge Houses, there’s no doubt who the best rapper of all-time is: Nas, the legendary lyricist who has called Queensbridge home. On December 14, Nas demonstrated his commitment to the community by gifting toys to children and meeting with residents at the Jacob A.

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Sharon Jones
Saying Goodbye to Soul Singer Sharon Jones

Former Tilden Houses Resident (May 4, 1956 – November 18, 2016)

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Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Caroline Thunder of Pink Houses.
Celebrating NYCHA’s Resident Gardeners and Gardens

Hundreds of NYCHA’s resident gardeners, NYCHA staff, and partners gathered at Johnson Community Center in Manhattan on November 4, 2016 for the 53rd Annual NYCHA Garden & Greening Award Ceremony. More than 670 NYCHA gardens were judged by a diverse panel of horticultural professionals.

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