Lighting installed at Tremont housing complex

A big safety upgrade was made in Tremont just a month after a woman was raped at a NYCHA housing complex. The Twin Parks West Housing Complex is now shining brightly thanks to City Councilman Ritchie

News 12 Staff

Mar 23, 2016, 5:43 AM

Updated 2,983 days ago

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Lighting installed at Tremont housing complex
A big safety upgrade was made in Tremont just a month after a woman was raped at a NYCHA housing complex.
The Twin Parks West Housing Complex is now shining brightly thanks to City Councilman Ritchie Torres and NYCHA Vice President for Public Safety Gerald Nelson.
In February, a woman was followed and then raped at the 183rd Street complex.
"I think criminal safety thrives in the shadows so I think the more light we can cast, the more we can improve public safety," Torres says.
News 12 is told the temporary light tower was installed two weeks ago and will remain at the complex until a permanent solution is found.
NYCHA hopes to install permanent lighting by the end of the year, according to Torres.


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