Senator Serrano Joins Mayor de Blasio in Announcing Increased Security for NYCHA Develoments

José M. Serrano

July 08, 2014

(East Harlem, NY)- Senator Serrano joined citywide elected officials for Mayor Bill de Blasio's major public safety announcement at the Wagner Houses in East Harlem. The Mayor revealed a detailed plan to reduce the amount of crime in public housing developments across New York City. Elected officials from all over the city were in attendance to help make this important announcement. Under the Mayor's new plan, $210 Million would be dedicated to improving the overall safety in NYCHA developments across the five boroughs - by providing additional lighting and surveillance, less scaffolding and increased community center hours.

"I am happy to be here with Mayor de Blasio as he announces these major public safety investments into our Housing Authority developments," said Senator Serrano.  "It is an honor to stand with my colleagues in East Harlem's Wagner Houses and in support of such an important announcement. I applaud the Mayor's comprehensive approach to help prevent crime before it happens through smarter policing and better community engagement," said Serrano.