The NYPD has backed off from its plan to push four huge Queens public housing developments out of a police unit devoted to protecting public housing.
Tenants and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Queens) raised hell about the proposal, demanding answers as to why NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton would make a move they say would have contradicted his “community policing” mantra.
On Wednesday, the department switched course, deciding instead to create a unit that will exclusively cover the developments — including Queensbridge Houses, the biggest housing project in America.
“We won,” said Queensbridge Tenant Association President April Simpson-Taylor. “They’re going to compromise. I’m really excited about this.”