From the Queens Gazette:
Pomonok Houses in Flushing, a city Housing Authority development, is set to get an infusion of $700,000 to install closed circuit television cameras in buildings that have been identified by the police department as high crime buildings, two Flushing lawmakers announced.
Assemblymember Nettie Mayersohn said she has acquired $500,000 in capital funding for the anti-crime project and state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky received $200,000 in state funds for the project. Stavisky’s funds will be used for the installation of additional cameras in strategic places.
The goal of the funding, the Democratic lawmakers said in a release, is to begin installing cameras in high-crime buildings to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for the residents of the targeted buildings.
Stavisky added. “The residents of Pomonok Houses deserve the peace of mind and security that these surveillance cameras will offer in terms of crime deterrence.” Stavisky added. “The residents of Pomonok Houses deserve the peace of mind and security that these surveillance cameras will offer in terms of crime deterrence.” The cameras, they said, would be strategically placed in specially designated areas that are prone to criminal activity, such as building lobbies, including mail boxes and elevators, interior elevator cabs and building entrances and exits, and also the building exteriors.