2015-11-04 / Features

Markey Announces $1M For Security At Woodside Houses


Assemblywoman Margaret Markey shares the good news about $1 million for Woodside Houses security upgrades with residents, joined by state Senator Jose Peralta and Ann Cotton-Morris, tenant association President. Also present were Joseph Risi, Chair of Community Board One, and Bob Piazza, President of Woodside on the Move. Assemblywoman Margaret Markey shares the good news about $1 million for Woodside Houses security upgrades with residents, joined by state Senator Jose Peralta and Ann Cotton-Morris, tenant association President. Also present were Joseph Risi, Chair of Community Board One, and Bob Piazza, President of Woodside on the Move. Assemblywoman Margaret Markey announced a grant of $1 million for security system upgrades at Woodside Houses, the 20-building NYC Public Housing Authority development.

She was joined by state Senator Jose Peralta, civic leaders, including Ann Cotton-Morris and members of Community Board One, as well as Woodside Houses residents.

“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 Assemblywoman Markey. “I am pleased to have worked with my colleagues in the Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo to bring this grant home to the Woodside Houses.”


Assemblywoman Margaret Markey and state Senator Jose Peralta with Ann Cotton-Morris, President of Woodside Houses Residents’ Association. Assemblywoman Margaret Markey and state Senator Jose Peralta with Ann Cotton-Morris, President of Woodside Houses Residents’ Association. Senator Peralta said, “Residents in public housing have a right to feel safe and secure in their homes, and a security camera upgrade at this 22- acre housing complex will go a long way toward achieving this. This crime fighting tool allows residents to be better protected. I want to thank Assemblymember Margaret Markey for working to obtain the necessary funding to increase security measures at the Woodside Houses.”

The allocation is part of a total of $42 million in New York State funding for the New York City Housing Authority crime fighting enhancements just announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo under the state’s Homes and Community Renewal project. The allocations include grants in all five boroughs to pay for security cameras, interior and exterior lighting and gunfire detection technology, among other enhancements at NYCHA developments.

Markey added: “Every resident of Woodside Houses deserves a safe place to call home. 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.”

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