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NYC Housing Ventures to Set Out a Welcome Mat for LGBT Seniors

A rendering of the Ingersoll Senior Residences, to be built in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. PHOTO: MARVEL ARCHITECTS

By HANNAH FURFARO

June 29, 2016 

A new initiative to build affordable housing that is friendly for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors is beginning to take shape.

Senior-housing basics, like hot meals, fitness and language classes will be available at the Ingersoll Senior Residences in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, and the Crotona Senior Residences in Crotona Park North in the Bronx.

Children in NYCHA housing test positive for high lead levels in blood from lead paint

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Updated on: Tuesday, June 14/New York Daily News 

Dozens of children living in NYCHA apartments where the city found lead paint have tested positive for dangerously high levels of the chemical in their blood in the last five years, city records show.

And in most cases, the Housing Authority had the same response: Do nothing.

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