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Gotham Gazette: De Blasio’s Record on NYCHA

"Despite steadily shrinking federal support for public housing, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has made significant gains in public safety and in balancing its annual operating budget under Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is up for reelection on Tuesday. His support for NYCHA, where about half a million low-income New Yorkers live, has set him apart from his predecessors, Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani, neither of whom matched de Blasio’s financial and programmatic commitment to the city’s public housing authority and residents, according to documents and experts."

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NYC: Get Notified

The NYC Notify app is a new service from the City that sends important information and updates to subscribers’ phones.

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Turn a New Page at the Library

The New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Library have teamed up for a special fine forgiveness program. Starting October 19, anyone 17 and under will have their library fines cleared and blocks on their library cards lifted.

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NYC Center to Open to Help Families Displaced by Hurricanes

Many individuals and families displaced by the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other Caribbean islands have relocated to New York City to stay with family and friends.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Each year in October, New York City celebrates Domestic Violence Awareness Month, in partnership with several city agencies and community-based organizations.

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"We Need to Fight Climate Change"

NYCHA Resident & Sandy Recovery Employee Robert White Joins Mayor at Green Press Conference.

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Have You Visited Your Local Farmers Market Yet?

There's still time to visit your local Farmers Market!

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City Focuses Resources on Pest Problem

Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to tackle the City’s biggest pest problem—rats—through a new $32 million, multi-agency plan to reduce the rat population in three of the most infested areas: the Grand Concourse area, Chinatown/East Village/Lower East Side, and Bushwick/Bedford-Stuyvesant. 

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City Hall in Your Borough: NYCHA Queens Edition

NYCHA joined Mayor Bill de Blasio for “City Hall in Your Borough” in Queens for July 17 to 21.

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CoolRoofs is Hiring!

The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and “One New York: the Plan for a Strong and Just City” came together to create the CoolRoofs program: an initiative to coat eligible roofs throughout the city with a substance that reduces energy consumption and carbon emissions. The initiative is currently hiring, offering training to participants and certifications such as OSHA10, 4-Hour Flagger, and 4-Hour Scaffolding that support employment in the industrial and construction sectors.

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