City officials on Friday announced beefed-up security measures at city housing projects for the next three months including police patrols in hallways and common areas. P.T. Barnum Apartments at the edge of the West End and Black Rock neighborhoods and the high-rise Greene Homes in The Hollow are hot spots for crime.
Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez, an evening shift custodian in the police department, attended the noon news conference at Greene Homes where officials provided details of security measures paid by the Bridgeport Housing Authority that oversees the units. Gonzalez, who sometimes ventures into uninviting areas of the city, captured the above video tour of the hallways and staircases in Building 3 of the Greene Homes. Definitely not a stairway to heaven. The stench causes Speedy to gag. Hopefully housing authority maintenance crews are now on hygiene alert. Parental guidance is suggested.