Woman Dies in Apartment Fire on Columbus and 101st Street

A 72-year-old woman died tragically in a fire on Wednesday night at around 10 p.m., inside an apartment building at 845 Columbus A … Read the rest of this entry >>

Man Stabbed in Columbus Avenue Apartment

On Saturday evening around 8:55 pm, a 38-year-old man was stabbed in the upper chest while inside an apar … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police and Neighborhood Kids Square Off On Newly Reinstalled Basketball Court

Despite the 87-degree afternoon heat, officers from the 24th Precinct were grinning through their sweat. Sporting their blue jerseys and T-Shirt, embla … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYCHA Leaders Organize to Protect the Next Generation and Fight for New Laws: ‘People Will Remember This’

Thousands of protestors have traversed the streets of the Upper West Side this week, responding to the killing of George Floyd on May 25 while h … Read the rest of this entry >>

Family Aches for Answers as Victims Identified in Double Murder

On Saturday afternoon, Tayllor Torres stood outside 868 Amsterdam Avenue, staring at the makeshift memorial for two men who were stabbed to death there on Thursday evening. “We just want somebody to tell us what happene … Read the rest of this entry >>

Teenager and 36-Year-Old Man Die After Stabbing on 102nd Street

A teenager and a 36-year-old man were found on Thursday night with stab wounds in the hallway of 868 Amsterdam Avenue, an apartment bui … Read the rest of this entry >>

Watching ‘Just Sam’ Win It All on American Idol from a Douglass Houses Community Room

It was a moment of ecstatic joy on Sunday night at the New York City Housing Authority’s Frederick Douglass Houses, when Samantha “Just Sam” Di … Read the rest of this entry >>

Carmen Quiñones Leads Volunteer Brigade Helping Douglass Houses Seniors

The coronavirus pandemic has generated a level of demand that has overwhelmed America’s food banks. Bare-shelved groceries lack food to d … Read the rest of this entry >>

20-Year-Old ‘Just Sam’ From Douglass Houses is an American Idol Star

Samantha Diaz, a 20-year-old from the Frederick Douglass Houses, is making big waves on the show American Idol, winning praise from the judges and … Read the rest of this entry >>

Top Trump Official Gets Stuck in UWS Housing Project Elevator

The federal official whose job is to oversee the New York City Housing Authority got stuck in an elevator in the Frederick Douglass H … Read the rest of this entry >>

Feds Ink NYCHA Oversight Deal With NYC, But Some Locals Think It’s a ‘Dog and Pony Show’

At the eleventh hour, it appears New York City—and Mayor Bill de Blasio—will retain control of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), though the ho … Read the rest of this entry >>

TIPPED BY JACKET, POLICE ARREST 21-YEAR-OLD FOR GUNPOINT ROBBERIES

The unusual flight jacket worn by an assailant in four gunpoint robberies at the Frederick Douglass Houses between January 5th and 23r … Read the rest of this entry >>

POLICE SEEK TWO MEN FOR FIRING INTO CROWD AT DOUGLASS HOUSES

Police are looking for two men, at least one of whom who fired into a crowd of people at the Frederick Douglass Houses early Sunday morning. N … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYCHA ALLOWING GARBAGE TO PILE UP AT DOUGLASS HOUSES, RESIDENTS SAY

By Virginia Valerio Garbage has been piling up at the Frederick Douglass Houses in recent weeks, a long-term issue that was exacerbated when a trash compactor broke d … Read the rest of this entry >>

FOUR ARRESTED IN ‘UNRULY’ CROWD AT FREDERICK DOUGLASS HOUSES

We received several questions this weekend about why helicopters were circling above the West 100's on Sunday morning at about 1:30 a.m. Captain Marlon Larin of the 24th pre … Read the rest of this entry >>

14-YEAR-OLD STABBED IN NECK AT DOUGLASS HOUSES

A 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck while playing dice outside the Douglass Houses around West 103rd street on Friday, July 18 at about 11:30 p.m., accor … Read the rest of this entry >>

HOORAY! LOST LAB PUPPY ‘SADIE’ FOUND AT DOUGLASS HOUSES

We are excited to report that Sadie, the mixed black lab puppy who ran away after being hit by a car late last Tuesday night was found a … Read the rest of this entry >>

WELL-ARMED GANG MEMBER REPORTEDLY ARRESTED AT DOUGLASS HOUSES

The Sun Network, an organization that sends out safety alerts to schools on the Upper East and Upper West Sides, sent out a bulletin today that a member of a gang a … Read the rest of this entry >>

TEENS ARRESTED IN COLUMBUS AVENUE FIGHT, CENTRAL PARK MUGGINGS

Teenagers were arrested in a series of incidents on the Upper West Side and in Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

DEVELOPMENT PLANS REVEALED FOR DOUGLASS HOUSES; FIGHT CONTINUES

The New York City Housing Authority has released details of its plan to lease three parcels of land inside the Frederick Douglass housing project to private developers. Local lawmaker … Read the rest of this entry >>

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