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Bliss Towers coming down?

Aug 27, 2010 1:07 am
Carole Osterink in The Gossips of Rivertown reports:
"It won't happen anytime soon, but according to Jeff First, Executive Director of the Hudson Housing Authority, the consensus of the HHA Board was to demolish Bliss Towers, which he called a 'money pit' and a ;maintenance nightmare.' First was at the Common Council Legal Committee meeting last night seeking a resolution from the Common Council that would give HHA 'site contro' on a number of City-owned properties sought by HHA for its new "scattered site" housing units. The resolution would commit the City to holding the properties off the market for eighteen months or until HHA could buy them for, 'something close to fair market value.' Site control is a requirement for a grant HHA is seeking from DHCR (Division of Housing and Community Renewal). The deadline for that grant application is February 2011." Read the entire story in The Gossips of Rivertown.