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Glenmore Plaza Senior Center Raises Awareness About Breast Cancer

On October 13, Glenmore Plaza Senior Center held its second annual Breast Cancer Awareness event.

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Wise Rehab Residents Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida Awareness

Vernice Tillery, resident of Wise Rehab in Manhattan, organized a family-friendly Walk-N-Roll to raise awareness and funds for the Spina Bifida Association (SBA). The event was held on September 2 in Central Park. Ms.

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Ruth Taube and two of her sewing students
“Whatever ails you, we help you down here.”

On this Wednesday afternoon, Ruth Taube holds court with a group of five women working at ancient sewing machines in the basement of Vladeck Houses. Colorful fabrics work against the backdrop of mundane white. This is where Taube, now in her 90s, has been coming every week for nearly 50 years.

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Family Fun Day Includes Birthday Celebration

International Tower residents held their annual Family Day on July 21, 2017. The event was highlighted by the birthday celebration of one of the development’s eldest residents, Elisa Merle, 92. There was plenty of great food, music, and games for everyone.

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A Survivor Finds Power in Her Voice

It’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and one survivor is sharing how she found strength and empowerment through self-defense training and by telling her story to others.

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Brownsville Houses Residents Receive New Kitchen Appliances

Thanks to $1 million in funding from New York State Assembly Member Latrice Walker, more than 1,300 families at Brownsville Houses received brand new refrigerators and stoves.

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National Night Out: Partnerships

On August 2, NYCHA Chair & CEO Shola Olatoye, General Manager Michael Kelly, and other NYCHA executives celebrated the 34th annual National Night Out with NYCHA residents, NYPD officers, community board representatives and elected officials at NYCHA developments across the five boroughs.

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Assemblymember Maritza Davila and children planting a garden in Bushwick.
Hands-on Learning at Hope Gardens

Elementary students at P.S. 376 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, recently received the gift of an outdoor classroom, thanks to their science teacher, a partnership between the school and NYCHA, and the support of Assembly Member Maritza Davila.

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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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