From the Daily News:
Animal advocates say a cat-astrophe is brewing at the Ravenswood Houses.
It's kitten season, and dozens of felines and their litters are hunkered down in crawlspaces beneath buildings that straddle the border of Long Island City and Astoria.
But the latest plan by the New York City Housing Authority, which manages Ravenswood, to trap and remove the cats, hit a snag last week.
Housing Authority workers started installing one-way doors on the crawlspaces. Cats could get out but they couldn't get back in.
Mother cats, who ventured out in search of food, were unable to get back into the space to feed and care for their helpless kittens.