NYCHA Infill Plan

City Releases RFP for 35-Story ‘NextGen’ Housing Tower at LaGuardia Houses

Posted March 5, 2018 at 5:06 am

That new 35-story tower at the LaGuardia Houses on the Lower East Side is one step closer to happening. The city last week released its Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to construct another beast of a development near the waterfront. As previously reported, the cash-strapped agency is proposing the mixed-income rental tower as part of their […]

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Why NYCHA Chose LaGuardia Houses for 35-Story ‘NextGen’ Infill

Posted June 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

NYCHA infill is no longer called as much. Henceforth, the city refers to it as “NextGeneration Neighborhoods.” Here at home, it’s the LaGuardia Houses that will soon receive the tower-in-the-park treatment, so to speak. As previously reported, the cash-strapped agency is proposing a 35-story mixed-income rental building with approximately 500 apartments (at 50-50 affordable to […]

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NYCHA Plans 35-Story Mixed Market-Rate, Affordable Tower Behind LaGuardia Houses

Last modified May 1, 2017 at 11:46 am

Even the New York City Housing Authority is capitalizing on the Lower East Side waterfront boom. Cash-strapped NYCHA is bringing market rate housing into its backyard with a mixed-use project slated for LaGuardia Houses on the Lower East Side. It’s a “towers in the park” plan (i.e. “Infill”) that will help raise revenue for outdated […]

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NYCHA Residents Demand An End to Controversial Land Lease; Protest Banners Hung Around the City

Posted December 19, 2013 at 6:06 am

NYCHA natives are getting restless in these, the final days of Bloomberg’s reign. Two weeks ago, State Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern dismissed City Council’s lawsuit against the cash-strapped Housing Authority and its controversial infill plan, which proposes predominantly market rate housing on eight existing complexes. An apparent win for the outgoing administration. Meanwhile, grassroots retaliation continues to […]

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Mobilizing Against NYCHA Infill and Loss of Meltzer Towers Park

Posted April 15, 2013 at 6:30 am

Save Meltzer Towers Park. That’s the campaign slogan by neighborhood activists who assembled on East First Street over the weekend to spread the word.