BY YVETTE BROWN
Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth), State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and civic leader Ann Cotton-Morris joined Community Board 1 and Woodside residents to announce a grant of $1 million that will go to security upgrades at Woodside Houses on Tuesday.
“Safety and security are the most important basic needs for every family and resident of our city. This $1 million grant will help ensure that security cameras are installed in every elevator, hallway, lobby and stairwell of this 20 building community,” said Markey.
The allocations are part of the $42 million New York State funding for the New York City Housing Authority crime-fighting enhancements that was just announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. This falls under the state’s Homes and Community Renewal project and the allocations include grants throughout the five boroughs to pay for security cameras, interior and exterior lighting and gunfire detection technology, as well as other enhancements at the NYCHA developments.
“Residents in public housing have a right to feel safe and secure in their homes, and a security camera upgrade at this twenty-two acre housing complex will go a long way toward achieving this. This crime fighting tool allows residents to be better protected,” added Peralta.
“Every resident of Woodside Houses deserves a safe place to call home,” said Markey. “Our NYPD and Housing Officers work hard to keep us safe around the clock. These security improvements will give residents a better sense of security and help our brave police officers better do their work.”
There is no word, as of yet, on when the work will be completed.
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