Monday, March 8, 2021

PSA 4 providing increased security at Mariana Bracetti Plaza

This year, EVG contributor Stacie Joy has been reporting on the dangerous living conditions at Mariana Bracetti Plaza, the public housing complex on Third Street and Fourth Street along Avenue C. 

In early February, local elected officials and NYCHA deputies met with tenant activists Kanielle Hernandez and Yvette Maria for a firsthand look at the issues here, a list that includes flooding, leaks, sewage and infrastructure issues, broken door locks, trespassing, nonfunctioning elevators,  police response and drug use and sales. 

Stacie now reports that officers from Police Service Area 4 (PSA 4), the Avenue C-based station that serves 25 NYCHA developments in the 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th precincts in Manhattan, are working to provide increased security at Mariana Bracetti Plaza.

Stacie took the top photo on Saturday when PSA 4 officers were joined by members of the NYPD's Law Enforcement Explorers program, which is for young men and women ages 14 to 20, at Mariana Bracetti Plaza.

Security aside, there's also an emphasis now on providing educational materials related to COVID-19 testing and vaccinations for the residents... these materials were spotted in the lobby...
Previously on EV Grieve


6 comments:

Choresh Wald said...

https://evgrieve.com/2020/10/report-officer-in-violent-arrest-on.html

Need to tag the post PS4

Anonymous said...

What has the PSA been doing this whole time while residents of this building were begging for help?

Kudos to Ms Hernandez and Maria for not being discouraged, and to Ms Joy for the reporting, and to EVG for publicizing the situation. If this hadn't happened, I'm sure nothing would have been done. I still can't believe it took this long to get the attention of our elected reps - what on earth have they been doing if not looking after their own constituents and community members?

Neighbor said...

This is great! Now can we also get cops out on the beat in our neighborhood to try to stamp out the various quality of life issues that seem to be in a vicious cycle and creating an environment for worse crime?

Anonymous said...

yes, let's have the famously gentle PSA4 (https://evgrieve.com/2020/10/report-officer-in-violent-arrest-on.html) "stamp out" low level offensese. that's working so well!

abolish the police

Anonymous said...

OH! Are the police going to fix the structural damage to these buildings??

Anonymous said...

Seems like they are needed on D