The New York City Housing Authority is being sued over its plan to build luxury high hrises.
Tenants at five public housing developments have filed a lawsuit to prevent NYCHA from leasing land to developers to build 4,000 new apartments.
80% of the planned apartments would be rented at market rate.
The lawsuit claims NYCHA broke federal and state laws when it failed to complete environmental and floodplain reviews before it submitted a request to developers.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio said he will not rule the plan out.