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Woodside Houses to Undergo a $1 million Security Upgrade

Oct. 28, 2015 By Michael Florio

Security systems at the Woodside Houses are going to be upgraded.

Assemblywoman Margaret Markey has announced a grant of $1 million for security upgrades at the 20-building housing complex. The grant will pay for security cameras in every elevator, hallway, lobby and stairwell throughout the complex.

The money is part of the $42 million total in New York State funding for the New York City Housing Authority crime-fighting enhancements.

“Every resident of Woodside Houses deserves a safe place to call home,” Markey said. “These security improvements will give residents a better sense of security and help our brave police officers better do their work.”

State Sen. Jose Peralta joined Markey on Tuesday when she made this announcement.

“Residents in public housing have a right to feel safe and secure in their homes, and a security camera upgrade at this twenty-two acre housing complex will go a long way toward achieving this,” he said.

“This crime fighting tool allows residents to be better protected.”


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concerned citizen

markey has a contender against her in her primary and magically she shows up at the housing complex with a million dollars from albany. she has not been there before or since. time for a change.


No not all housing projects were for hardship cases. Woodside houses was developed for WORKING FAMILIES !!!! IT WAS a complex for those who could not buy a house but we’re able to pay rent. There were many factories on the area and workers want to live close to work but there were no homes available in the area. You had to be middle class wirking to live there when many of the people who still live there moved in. So do your research please. I will give it to you that since then many undesirables have moved in there. But the security is to protect the many who still live there who have been paying their rent and working paying taxes

Silent majority

It public housing regardless what spin you want to put on it. You must live there or know someone who does. 3 bedrooms for $1200 yea that’s market rate.


Exactly. Only about 20 years ago did they start to polute it with section 8 cases. Most people at least on the Newtown rd 31st Ave side hsve lived there for many years and have been subject to the same rate of housing increase as everyone else. Especially since 25 years ago they were pushing to make it co-ops . So don’t assume everyone there is getting cheap rent, they are not.

Ducks Quack

20-25 years ago who cares. What matters is today. Quite a few of you seem to have inside knowledge of the purpose of public housing. but do you know it was for hardship cases only that you could get supplement housing. Now there are 3 generation living in the houses and to add insult to those of us that “don’t suck of the government” they have parking spots..yea parking spots.

woodside guy

grew up in Woodside Houses (1963-1985) now live have a coop in Sunny/Woodside. parking Spaces, in Woodside Houses?? Really? I don’t know where those are.


guarantee you won’t find anyone paying anywhere near market rate rent.

if they have been there for 20-25 years, they were paying $700 a month for a 3 bed.
i don’t see them paying $2800-3200 for a 3 bed at this point to live in subsidized housing.
come on


Ducks quack and silent majority,
The woodside houses were developed for wirking families and most at least in the Newtown rd. 31st Ave side pay dull rent for 1- 3 bedrooms between $750 – $1200. So no they don’t have supplemental housing monet or ebt cards they have jobs and paychecks.

Ducks Quack

why just the woodside houses? what about the tax payers that don’t suck of the government, don’t they deserve to have a safe environment too

Silent majority

No you do not. You have to pay market rate rent. You have to pay for your groceries they have an EBT card. You have to pay for your health insurance the ER is there doctor. You seeing a trend?

Anonymous visitor

It’s not in Sunnyside! Woodside Houses are located 50th street, Broadway. Scanning to 31st Avenue. Built in 1949.


the only safe way is to put TSA full body scanners at all entrances/ exits or limit the access to two or three check points…..

dont want to be scanned for guns or drugs, then move and pay your own rent


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