Several months after its first residents moved in, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens officially cut the ribbon the Peter J. Striano Residence in Howard Beach at the former Bernard Fineson Developmental Center.
The residence, located at 155-55 Cross Bay Blvd., offers 96 units of affordable housing to seniors and persons with developmental disabilities. It is named for Peter Striano, a long-time member of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens
Cutting the ribbon are state Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr., left, Queens County Clerk Audrey Pheffer; Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder; Sister Ellen Patricia Finn, deputy executive Ddrector of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens; Mgsr. Alfred LoPinto, vicar for human services for the Diocese of Brooklyn; Caroline Striano; Peter J. Striano; Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, bishop of Brooklyn; Robert Siebel, CEO of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Councilman Eric Ulrich; Darryl C. Towns, commissioner and CEO of New York State Homes and Community Renewal and Sheila Green-Gholson, deputy director of New York State Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities