JFA In the News

AUG 18, 2021: Queensbridge Residents Sue NYCHA for Hazardous Living ConditionsSunnyside Post.

AUG 17, 2021: Residents file a class-action lawsuit against NYCHA claiming lagging repairs, hazardous living conditionsQNS.

AUG 17, 2021: Queensbridge Houses residents fed up over mold, lead, flooding, cockroaches and other vermin sue NYCHA over years of neglectNY Daily News.

AUG 17, 2021: NYCHA residents in Queens sue NYC to force repairs as lead, mold issues persistPix.

AUG 17, 2021: Queensbridge tenants sue NYCHAQueens Daily Eagle.

AUG 13, 2021: The Bronx Social Justice and Anti-Violence Forums | Privatization of NYCHABronxNet.

JUL 26, 2021: Advocates denounce NYCHA hearing on public housing reform. Queens Daily Eagle.

APR 27, 2021: Over a dozen NYCHA residents plan a rent strike in Harlem and Chelsea starting May 1. PIX11.

FEB 5, 2021: NYCHA maintenance issues have skyrocketed since the pandemic. How can residents hold NYCHA accountable? Columbia Spectator.

JAN 21, 2021: Tenants at Woodside Houses denounce monthslong gas outage, ‘ongoing’ maintenance issues.QNS.

NOV 24, 2020: Astoria Houses tenants call on NYCHA to restore their cooking gas and keep them informed of a restoration timeline. QNS.

OCT 20, 2020: Astoria Houses tenants weigh rent strike after three weeks without gas. Queens Daily Eagle.

OCT 20, 2020: ‘This is an emergency’: Demonstrators call on NYCHA to restore cooking gas at Astoria Houses. QNS.

OCT 14, 2020: Astoria Houses tenants have been without cooking gas for nearly three weeks. QNS.

OCT 14, 2020: Livestream NYCHA Handed to Private Bad Acting Developers on VOICES of East New York With Nikki Lucas and Guest Kristen Hackett. East New York.

OCT 7, 2020: A “Guerrilla Garden” Is Growing In NYCHA’s Queensbridge Houses. Gothamist.

SEPT 14, 2020: Opinion: Special Flushing Waterfront District rezoning appeal is grounded in misinformation. Queens Daily Eagle.

SEPT 11, 2020: City cuts ties with Your LIC as community groups renew calls for moratorium on luxury development. QNS.

AUG 21, 2020: A Growing Movement Takes on the Mega-DevelopmentBloomberg City Lab.

AUG 18, 2020: Opinion: City’s Finance-Driven Approach to Managing NYCHA is Wrong for Tenants. City Limits.

JULY 17, 2020: After Demanding Repairs, Queensbridge Tenant Gets Eviction Notice. Patch.

JULY 10, 2020: Queens councilman comes out against Your LIC development following letter from community groups. Qns.

JULY 7, 2020: When Rent Comes Due, Residents of Privatized Public Housing May Be Most Vulnerable. Bedford & Bowery.

JULY 3, 2020: Developers detail vision for site once targeted for Amazon HQ2. Crains.

JUNE 23, 2020: Can a Neighborhood Become a Network? CURBED.

MARCH 11, 2020: Protesters turn BQX meeting in LIC upside down. Corner of Astoria.

MARCH 10, 2020: Immediate Steps Seen for Sunnyside Development Plan. City Limits

FEB 27, 2020: ‘This isn’t about transit equity’: Advocates decry BQX plans at Astoria workshop. QNS

FEB 27, 2020: EDC states its case for the BQX at MoMI Backers cite transportation, economic benefits; $1B+ in funding still an issue.
Queens Chronicle.

FEB 24, 2020: EDC’s Sunnyside Yards steering committee loses Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Justice for All Coalition chairQNS.

FEB 20, 2020: Community Board 1 Approves Sanitation Department’s Application to Relocate 21st Street FacilityAstoria Post.

FEB 6, 2020: YourLIC and Public Land: Letter to the EditorLIC Post.

NOV 26, 2019: Anti-Amazon Pols Signal Concerns Over Sunnyside Yards PlansThe City.

NOV 26, 2019: ‘Queens is not for sale’: Community activists protest EDC’s plan to develop Sunnyside Yards, Qns.

NOV 25, 2019: Residents Discuss Future of LIC Waterfront at First YourLIC Meeting. LIC Post.

NOV 14, 2019: Developing Long Island City’s waterfront a year after Amazon. Curbed.

NOV 13, 2019: A Year after Amazon Picked LIC, Suspicions Cloud Future. The City.

OCT 23, 2019: Did Bernie Sanders Give NYCHA Residents Enough Notice Of His Huge Queens Rally?. Gothamist.

OCT 17, 2019: A plan to transform LIC’s Anable Basin. Queens Chronicle.

SEPT 18, 2019: Developers to Meet With Community Organizations to Discuss Former Amazon Site. LIC Post.

MARCH 2, 2019: 90 Community Groups Write Joint Letter Critical of Cuomo’s Plea to Lure Amazon Back, LIC Post.

MARCH 6, 2019: Van Bramer Honors Black Community Leaders At Black History Month, Queens Gazette.

FEB 19, 2019: After Amazon Calls It Quits, Activists Figure Out What’s Next, WNYC.

FEB 15, 2019: Amazon Amazon Cancels Plan to Build Headquarters in LIC, AMNY.

FEB 6, 2019: Justice For All Talks Amazon & NYCHA Rent Strike, Queens Gazette.

FEB 2, 2019: How New York’s Labor Community Split Over Amazon Pulling Out of LIC, NY1.

JAN 29, 2019: NYCHA Tenants May Launch Rent Strike in Northwest Queens, AMNY.

JAN 1, 2019: Tenant Coalition Moving Cautiously on Possible NYCHA Rent Strike, City Limits.

OCT 9, 2018: Neighborhood Groups to Join Massive Rally Against Overdevelopment, LIC Post.

SEPT, 17, 2018: With Broad Rezoning Moving Slowly, LIC Developers are Pushing for Their Own Changes, City Limits.

OCT 19, 2017: Awaiting a City Plan, LIC Groups Sketch out Red Lines around Rezoning. By Abigail Savitch-Lew, City Limits.

OCT 17, 2017: Van Bramer Says He’ll Listen to Public Housing Residents on Rezonings. By Abigail Savitch-Lew, City Limits.

JUNE 29, 2017: Coalition opposes area gentrification. By Neglah Sharma, Queens Chronicle.

JUNE 20, 2017: Queens Advocates See Triple Threat: LIC Rezoning, BQX Streetcar, Sunnyside Yards Plan. By Amelia Spittal, City Limits.

JUNE 6, 2017: Queensbridge, Van Bramer March for Justice For All. By Thomas Cogan, Queens Gazette.

MARCH 14, 2017: NYCHA Worries Drive Doubts About Long Island City Rezoning. By Abigail Savitch-Lew, City Limits.

MARCH 2, 2017: Report Finds Rezonings Threaten Auto-Repair Industry. By Abigail Savitch-Lew, City Limits.

FEB 1, 2017: Long Island City residents are wary of city plans to rezone part of their neighborhood. By Angela Matua, Qns.

FEB 1, 2017: City Planners in LIC Must Contend with Flaws in Bloomberg-Era Rezoning. By Abigail Savitch-Lew, City Limits.

JAN 31, 2017: Anti-gentrification groups prepare for city’s rezoning push in Long Island City. By Bill Parry, TIMESLedger.

NOV 17, 2016: Growing fears of over gentrification in Qns. By Kari Lindberg, Queens Chronicle.

NOV 11, 2016: Justice for All Coaliton Meeting Comes Together. By Thomas Cogan, Queens Gazette.

JUNE 9, 2016: Past Rezonings Shape Long Island City’s Feelings about De Blasio Plan. By Abigail Savitch-Lew, City Limits.

MAY 10, 2016: Astoria Residents Meet De Blasio’s “Foolish” $2.5 Billion Streetcar. By Emma Whitford, Gothamist.








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