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Safiyah Riddle

Safiyah Riddle is a freelance reporter raised in the Lower East Side. She is the Reuters Fellow at the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY.

‘My Water Smells and Tastes Like Poop’: Tenants of NYCHA’s Riis Houses Reveal Ongoing Squalid Conditions

Riis residents have been living with discolored water, leaks, gas outages, mold, and vermin for months.

December 11, 2022