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Cynthia Nixon to tour NYCHA housing in Brooklyn

Posted: 7:05 AM, Mar 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-28 11:45:41-04

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — Cynthia Nixon got an up close and personal look at the problems tenants have been facing as she toured a NYCHA housing development in Brooklyn Wednesday morning.

The New York State gubernatorial candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams toured the Albany Houses in Crown Heights and witnessed the problems tenants been facing.

"I wasn't prepared for what a health crisis this is," Nixon said, "They need more money."

Nixon called out every branch of the government for neglecting public housing, urging them to step up and take immediate action, "These people can't go through another winter without heat or water," she said.

Brooklyn is home to 99 NYCHA developments with more than 58,000 apartments.

The scheduled tour comes days after Adams invited Nixon to hear from the tenants who have lived through years of neglect.

Nixon’s primary opponent, Governor Andrew Cuomo, has slammed the city’s handling public housing and pledged $550 million for NYCHA.

Cuomo has called the NYCHA issues a public emergency caused by bureaucracy and racial and economic inequality and has pledged not to sign the state’s budget if it didn’t improve the NYCHA situation.