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To Save Public Housing, New York Warily Considers a New Approach: Tear Some Down

A plan would replace two buildings in Chelsea with mixed-income private developments. Residents fear displacement.


Years of neglect, mismanagement and drastic funding cuts have forced the beleaguered New York City Housing Authority to entertain bold solutions to alleviate the dismal conditions of its mold-ridden and pest-infested apartments.


Demolishing and rebuilding from scratch are now among them.


The city is considering a proposal to tear down two buildings in a public housing complex in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and build three mixed-income private developments, according to several officials briefed on the tentative plan. The plan would raise money for urgently needed repairs.


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"To Save Public Housing, New York Warily Considers a New Approach: Tear Some Down"; New York Times; April 25, 2019; By Luis Ferré-Sadurní


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