Following the stabbing of two young children at Brooklyn's Boulevard Houses, Senator Schumer wants money for more security cameras.
Schumer is calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development to approve $250,000 in federal funding.
It would go toward enhancing the safety and security needs of nearly 3,000 residents at the Boulevard Houses in East New York.
Currently, half of the public housing development's 18 buildings are without cameras.
In a statement, Schumer said, "A better camera security system which will help keep residents safe and improve law enforcement's ability to track down and arrest wrong-doers."
Schumer went on to say the June 1 murder of 6-year-old P.J. Avitto and attempted murder of 7-year-old Mikayla Capers at the Boulevard Houses underscore the need for additional cameras.