NYCHA wants to demolish a playground they just spent $770,000 to build

CHELSEA, Manhattan — An almost completed $77,000 playground on a New York City Housing Authority complex is already set to be demolished.

NYCHA wants to use the playground space to build a new tower for long-standing tenants to move into. They want to demolish the low-rise, half-century old buildings at Fulton Houses and replace them with majority market-rate apartments.

Market-rate apartments in the area rent for about six times as much as NYCHA apartments. That extra rent money would be...

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