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Morning Brief: March 2

by Jeff Coltin
the Boss

Takahiro Kyono, flickr

On March 2, 1962, a young Wilt Chamberlain set one of the most famous records in sports, scoring 100 points in one basketball game for the Philadelphia Warriors in their win over the New York Knicks. It got us thinking about some great records in music: Elton John’s 64 (or even more?) concerts at MSG? Bruce’s 4 hour, 6 minute show in Helsinki? (Which pales in comparison to Canadian musican’s Gonzales’ world record 27-hour concert in 2009). Know any other good records? Comment on the page.

De Blasio Gives $108M for Storm-Battered Project

by Associated Press
Coney Island

Peter Shugert, US Army Corps of Engineers/flickr

Almost two years after Superstorm Sandy struck, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that a storm-damaged Brooklyn housing project will get $108 million in federal relief, and said he expects Sandy funds to flow to other public housing developments as well.

Public Housing Residents To Finally Get Repairs, Over 400K Requests in Backlog

by Claudia Morell
Building

H.L.I.T./Flickr

New York City's biggest landlord -- the agency that oversees the city's entire public housing stock -- said it has a backlog of 420,000 repair requests. And, Thursday Housing Authority officials said they are finally going to do something about it.

NYCHA Chairman John Rhea says under a new plan NYCHA will eliminate the entire backlog of essential repairs by year's end, while also reducing the average wait time by a week.

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