2009-08-14 / Community

Sanders Presents $2.5 M For Hammel Cameras


On Tuesday Councilman James Sanders Jr. presented a $2.5 million check for the latest technology in surveillance cameras for Hammel Houses to Nathaniel Darby, whose 28-year-old granddaughter was killed by a stray bullet at the development; Tenant Association President Peggy Thomas and New York City Housing Authority General Manager Douglas Apple. Approximately 150 to 175 cameras will be installed throughout the 14-building complex. Work should begin next August and completed a year later. Thomas described one recent incident saying, "Friday I was scared out of my sleep. Someone outside fired a shotgun. My granddaughter hit the floor." Before the presentation Thomas led everyone in a prayer and said, "My wish list is going to be fulfilled when the cameras are installed." Photos by Miriam Rosenberg. On Tuesday Councilman James Sanders Jr. presented a $2.5 million check for the latest technology in surveillance cameras for Hammel Houses to Nathaniel Darby, whose 28-year-old granddaughter was killed by a stray bullet at the development; Tenant Association President Peggy Thomas and New York City Housing Authority General Manager Douglas Apple. Approximately 150 to 175 cameras will be installed throughout the 14-building complex. Work should begin next August and completed a year later. Thomas described one recent incident saying, "Friday I was scared out of my sleep. Someone outside fired a shotgun. My granddaughter hit the floor." Before the presentation Thomas led everyone in a prayer and said, "My wish list is going to be fulfilled when the cameras are installed." Photos by Miriam Rosenberg.

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