Follow-up Friday: A plan for slaves’ memorial, a safer senior center, and coding kids

Crystal McKern says she needed a miracle to stay in her home and after PIX11 News stepped into her case, she got one.

On Thursday she complained she was told she had to move out of her home because repairs were not done by her landlord.

After our story aired, Housing Preservation and Development stepped in. They say they are working with her landlord to buy her time so she can stay in her home.

"It's a miracle. Thank you," Mcern said.

Some passionate residents in Queens have been complaining for years a memorial to honor slaves buried at the Old Towne of Flushing burial ground was not sufficient.

After our story aired in July, residents say there has been real progress from the parks department.

After years of fighting, the agency says a plan will be approved by this winter.

Last Thursday, PIX11 News was alerted, thatthe back door of the Middletown Senior Plaza Bronx Senior Center was broken and left wide open for months.

Some say it was a real security risk.

With Councilmember Jimmy Vacca, PIX11 News put pressure on the New York Housing Authority and the door is now fixed.

Over the summer, PIX11 News connected Harlem students from storefront academy with Microsoft stores on Fifth Avenue to make sure they had something to do that was educational and fun.

Now this fall the kids are taking a coding workshop. And it's free for all kids.

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