New York City Housing Authority

Bed bug-infested mattress set on fire by NYCHA cleaner

October 28, 2010

Don’t try this at home! The Daily News reported yesterday that Miriam Ortiz, a cleaner who works in the New York City Housing Authority’s Manhattanville houses has been charged with arson, after setting fire to a bed bug infested mattress. This happened on the 10th floor of a 20-story building. The Daily News noted that […]

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New York City Housing Authority: “bed bugs = emergency” + “wait a month” do not compute

August 18, 2009

Eyewitness News (ABC 7) in New York reports that residents of the Walt Whitman Houses in Fort Greene, Brooklyn are suffering with bed bugs — and yet the New York City Housing Authority is giving them appointments for treatment up to a month after they complain.  And this is so even though the authority knows […]

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Sweet Dreams Project: Astoria businessman donating mattresses to those with bed bugs

May 23, 2008

The Sweet Dreams Project seems like a nice idea: the Daily News reports that an Astoria businessman, Marcos Maldonado, is raising money to donate new mattresses to kids in Queens, to replace those “infected” with bed bugs: A bedbug epidemic in her Astoria apartment building forced Ellie Maldonado, 42, to discard her mattress last year. […]

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