Peekskill public housing complex undergoes extreme makeover

There's a major transformation going on at Bohlmann Towers in Peekskill and much of it has to do with a brand new security system.

The Peekskill Housing Authority, which operates the building, had the $450,000 state-of-the-art security system installed with surveillance cameras that can be monitored by the police.

In addition, all the common areas were redone that includes fresh paint for all apartments.

Executive Director of the Housing Authority Harold Phipps says the renovations were absolutely necessary and the tenants now feel more secure.

Tenant Edward Reeves says "I think it's nice for us, for the senior citizens. At least we feel safer coming in and out. The hallways are nice. I think they've done a beautiful job."

Additional renovations such as new boilers and energy efficient windows will be installed over the next few months.

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