Tenants suing NYCHA over plan to build luxury housing on public land

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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.