2013-10-11 / Community

NYCHA Officials Tour Rockaway

By Miriam Rosenberg


NYCHA General Manager Cecil House with Redfern Tenants Association president Glen Collins and Councilman Donovan Richards. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg NYCHA General Manager Cecil House with Redfern Tenants Association president Glen Collins and Councilman Donovan Richards. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Representatives for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) were in Far Rockaway last week to see for themselves some of the problems faced by NYCHA residents.

Councilman Donovan Richards led the NYCHA’s General Manager Cecil House and others through parts of the local housing developments to highlight problems faced by the tenants.

”My constituents deserve housing that is safe and clean,” Richards said.

The group first toured the Day Care Center at Redfern Houses, where problems with a leaking roof and odors in the building persist.

“Our children deserve to come into an educational setting not detrimental to their health,” Richards told The Wave.

House and his crew were told about cracked sidewalks and the need for additional lighting by the basketball court. Stops were also made at Beach 41st Street Houses and Carlton Manor.



Carlton Manor Tenants Association president Catherine Correa showed House effects of a leaking roof and asked for more space for tenants in a meeting room. Carlton Manor Tenants Association president Catherine Correa showed House effects of a leaking roof and asked for more space for tenants in a meeting room.

At Carlton Manor boxes of wires were left exposed by Time Warner. At Carlton Manor boxes of wires were left exposed by Time Warner.

A leaking roof was one of the concerns at Redfern’s Day Care Center. A leaking roof was one of the concerns at Redfern’s Day Care Center.

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