A flyer for Picture the Homeless’ new “Free to Pee” campaign. Image courtesy of Picture the Homeless.

Homeless New Yorkers Demand a Place to Pee

A private place to pee is a civil rights issue.

That’s the message in a new campaign by the organization Picture the Homeless, which calls on the city to open more public restrooms, starting with 15 self-cleaning toilets they say the city has locked away in a Queens warehouse.

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The Queensbridge Houses, a NYCHA development in Long Island City//Metro Centric

Smoking Ban Begins Monday in Queens’ 21 NYCHA Complexes

In six days, New York City Housing Authority tenants can breathe a little easier.

Starting July 30, smoking will be banned inside all NYCHA developments, including the 21 complexes in Queens, from Long Island City’s Queensbridge Houses — the largest public housing development in North America — to a 20-tower complex in Woodside.

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