NYC council member Jimmy Vacca and his staff have noticed a disturbing trend at the Throggs Neck Houses and Pelham Parkway Houses developments in his district...one of the most basic necessities of living, adequate lighting, was being neglected at an alarming rate.
During one informal inspection at Throggs Neck, they found over 15 lights in vital locations around the development completely burnt out. This is not only a quality-of-life issue, but also a pressing public safety concern.
His office immediately reached out to the New York City Housing Authority and within a day a crew was on site making the much-needed repairs. At Pelham Parkway, sophisticated new lighting has been installed on some of the most vulnerable walkways.
While he continues to fight for the resources for large-scale improvements at schools, libraries, police precincts, and of course our public housing developments, he also keeps in mind that sometimes it's the "little things" that can make the biggest difference.