It is no secret by now that residents in the most under-served areas in New York City have been hit the hardest by the Coronavirus pandemic.
In Brownsville, Lisa Kenner, resident association president at Van Dyke Houses in Brooklyn, told Politico “So many people have died this week,” She said 10 residents have died in their apartments at Van Dyke. In one case, the bodies of a mother and son were discovered in their unit only after the smell prompted neighbors to call city officials. Eventually, the National Guard came to remove the bodies, and then cleaning crews passed through the home. But the odor of death lingered.
Six people died at Woodson Houses in Brownsville.
In a recent report by WPIX, NYC Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel, the chair of the city’s public housing committee stated “we have to do better. We have to do more,” said Samule. “We have to make sure we are doing a live touch for our seniors. Who is doing the wellness checks? And when they do the wellness checks what happening on the other end?”