City targets dangerous public housing buildings
City leaders are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to reconsider which NYCHA buildings are in need of new safety measures.
The mayor's action plan targets the 15 most-dangerous developments in the city with an added police presence and extending community center hours.
Since de Blasio's $200 million plan was released last year, seven different developments have made their way to the top of the most-dangerous list, including the Sotomayor Houses in Soundview, where officials say crime has gone up 86 percent. City Councilman Ritchie Torres says that those seven complexes should be included in the mayor's list.
Tenants in targeted developments such as the Patterson Houses in Mott Haven say the program's success can be attributed to a 37 percent drop in crime.
The Sotomayor and Edenwald houses are among the developments on which Torres wants de Blasio to place his focus.