Gov. Cuomo Outraged After Visiting Bug-Infested NYCHA Apartment: 'Worse Than Anyone Would Even Imagine'
With the mayor giving speeches out of town, Gov. Cuomo came to the Bronx Monday to visit a bug-infested city Housing Authority apartment that left him quietly furious.
NEW YORK, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered a state investigation of the New York City Housing Authority on Monday after touring a moldy, roach-infested apartment in the Bronx. The state Department of Health will investigate mold, lead paint and other "public health hazards" in NYCHA complexes in the latest probe of the beleaguered agency, state officials said.
Embattled NYCHA Chairwoman Shola Olatoye returned to the scene of the crime Tuesday, appearing before the same City Council members she’d misinformed about lead paint inspections during a prior hearing under oath.
NEW YORK CITY HALL — Few public-housing tenants have been insulated from heating failures this winter. System breakdowns have left more than 80 percent of New York City Housing Authority residents freezing for an average of two days as temperatures dipped to bone-chilling lows, officials told City Council lawmakers Tuesday.