Peekskill named fourth $10 million Hudson Valley DRI recipient

PEEKSKILL – The City of Peekskill has been named this year’s $10 million state Downtown Revitalization Initiative recipient for the Hudson Valley.

Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Peekskill on Tuesday to say the city submitted a “magnificent plan” to redevelop the downtown area.

Mayor Andre Rainey said the grant will help the city’s rebirth.

“We thrive to make Peekskill a place for everyone and we are known for our great diversity and today we can say we are well on our way,” he said. “As mayor it brings me great joy to see our small businesses thriving and young people, and hearing stories about families looking to start their lives here, listening to our seniors tell us how proud they are of the change and improvement that they have been able to see in this great city and how grateful they are that we are pushing the city forward, making progress, staying positive, because this is what Peekskill is.”

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Westchester County Executive George Latimer called the award “a game changer” for Peekskill and the northern area of the county.

Middletown was the first Hudson Valley city to receive a $10 million DRI grant followed by Kingston and New Rochelle.

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