Brownsville residents rally for new streetlights to make streets safer
Brooklyn residents gathered in Brownsville to rally for new street lights in their neighborhood that they hope will deter crime in the area.
The street that Brownsville residents are hoping receives better lighting is Watkins Street. They say that there are just two working street lights with long stretches of the block with no visibility at all, inviting criminals to attack.
Community leaders started on Tuesday morning with a community cleanup and produce giveaway. Seeds In The Middle, a local charity, and the Watkins Block Association ended the day with a march around the block of Pitkin Avenue between Watkins Street and Belmont Avenue, a stretch they say is especially dangerous.
News 12 has reached out to the Department of Transportation regarding any plan to make fixes to these streets and is waiting for a response.