NYCHA general manager resigns; mayor taps replacement

- The complaints against the New York City Housing Authority have been piling up. More than a month ago, NYCHA found dozens of apartments at the Throggs Neck Houses in the Bronx had lead but did not inform tenants.

And across the street at the Randall Balcom Houses, senior tenants have been suffering on and off without heat and hot water.

Michael Kelly, the current general manager of NYCHA, resigned Monday. The mayor appointed a new leader.

The new NYCHA GM will be Vito Mustaciuolo. He comes from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

Tenants at the Throggs Neck Houses are hopeful the new leadership at NYCHA means better living conditions for them.

Not only are tenants encouraged, so is city Public Advocate Tish James, who has been asking for a change in NYCHA leadership.

"Vito Mustaciuolo has proven himself as an effective leader at the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development," James said. "I am confident that he has the skills and ability needed to begin enacting sweeping changes at NYCHA."

Mustaciuolo officially takes over on February 22.

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