LONG ISLAND CITY — The 108th Precinct may be one of the safest areas in the city, but Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer wants more cops there anyway, after a spike in crime hit the neighborhood.
He has also requested $200,000 from the City Council to finance security cameras in the district, which includes Long Island City, Woodside, Sunnyside, Astoria and Maspeth.
“We have a low crime precinct, but we are always working to make it even safer,” Van Bramer said. “One crime is one too many.”
Joe Conley, chairman of Community Board 2, recalled an attempted rape on Easter Sunday morning. A woman was attacked on her way home around 5:45 a.m. in Sunnyside and a neighbor who heard a commotion rushed to save her.
“The request for more cops has always been top priority for the community, because perception is everything,” he said. “And crimes have