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This edition: Co-op City, The Bronx





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Episode Details

Original tape date: June 12, 2019.

First aired: June 14, 2019.

This month we visit Co-op City, as the city within the City celebrates its 50th anniversary. On this episode we learn why the Mitchell Lama development has been a success at a time when New York City is struggling to create and maintain affordable housing. We’ll meet the former head of the City’s Mitchell Lama program who’s been charged with managing the development after a scandal under the previous management company. We’ll tell you why the area’s aging population is changing the conversation about getting older. Then we go back in time for a bit of history on a rent strike that changed the course of Co-op City. Finally, we’ll hear about an oral history project that’s celebrating the first people to move into the development.

Guest List

Rosemary Bailey Co-op City Resident

Linda Collins Building 9 Tenants Association President, Co-op City

Bernie Cylich Former Co-op City Rent Striker

Iman Drammeh Documentarian and Co-op City Resident

Bob Klehammer Executive General Manager, Co-op City

Aisha Parillon Sr. Director of Senior Centers at JASA, http://www.jasa.org

Alena Powell Co-op City Resident

Deborah Speller Senior, Co-op City

Gwendolyn Taylor Senior, Co-op City

Thomas Waters Housing Policy Advocate, Community Service Society

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  • Sunday, June 16 - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 18 - 4:30pm
  • Thursday, June 20 - 7:00am, 1:00pm, 11:00pm
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  • Thursday, July 4 - 7:00am, 1:00pm, 11:00pm
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  • Saturday, June 15 - 8:30am
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