For Michael Dawson, the new one-bedroom apartment he rents in the latest building at the Wyandanch Village development is a godsend.
After bouncing around for years, renting rooms in single-family homes and other temporary living arrangements, the 77-year-old believes he has finally found a decent place to hang his hat.
“It’s a blessing,” says Dawson, a percussionist who still performs with three different bands. “There’s not enough affordable developments for older adults, so this is important.”
Dawson was among the gathering of state, county and local officials, developers, community leaders and residents who attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month for the 94-unit affordable senior apartment complex at 11 Park Drive, the fourth building to be completed in the ongoing Wyandanch Village project.