[Ed. – Take no prisoners, Bill.]
Bill de Blasio’s plan to fight crime in the city’s public housing properties is adding more than 300 LED lights to illuminate dark areas.
The exterior lighting is a “key part of the mayor’s action plan—$140 million comprehensive effort to improve security at 15 New York City Housing Authority sites, home to nearly 62,000 residents,” a press release from the mayor’s office stated.
“Improving lighting at our developments is crucial to creating a safer, cleaner, and more connected NYCHA,” said Shola Olatoye, the CEO and chair of the New York City Housing Authority.
“The Mayor’s Action Plan is a powerful example of what collaboration can do to strengthen NYCHA and enhance quality of life for residents. These permanent new fixtures will ensure our development is well-lit and our residents feel safe within their communities,” Olatoye said.
De Blasio’s LED light announcement comes two weeks after New York City’s police union called for more officers to deal with the increase in crime in the city’s public housing.