NYCHA has appealed the decision, while Aponte says the unit still has bedbugs. The community center thats getting a facelift is the only place for kids in housing development, she noted summer sprinklers wont turn on until late July, and renovations to a nearby city park include permanently shuttering a swimming pool. You cant barbecue out here. If you barbecue, the cops will give you a fine. You cant have parties out here because the cops will give you a fine, she said. NYCHA does nothing for their community. They have taken everything away. As the residents shared their frustrations with the press, de Blasio was en route to his SUV. After about 10 minutes, Michael Kelly, the general manager of NYCHA, walked over to hear the residents out and offer his business card. Like the thorough cleaning, that seemed to be another unusual moment. Ive never seen that man in my life, Aponte said. According to NYCHA, the development has seen a 21% drop in open work orders under the NextGeneration operations program, and the average time for basic maintenance and repair work to be done at the development is 2.6 days.
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