Aerial view of the Battery Park City section of Lower Manhattan 01 July 2007 in New York City.
The chairman of the authority got perks that included a car and driver.
The housing agency spent $45,000 a year on picnics and open-bar holiday parties.
Former authority chief executive James Cavanaugh tells the New York Post that the allegations are "nonsense.'' He called the report "close to being slanderous.''
The inspector general says the abuses have ended under the authority's new chairman, former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson.