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The event honored NYCHAwomen employees who went
above and beyond the call of duty
in their response to the September
11 tragedy. Two of those employees—
Cheryl Bobb and Sylvia
Carattini—also live in NYCHA
housing. Ms. Bobb is a Caretaker
at Throggs Neck Houses in the
Bronx. She was working at
Monroe Houses, also in the
Bronx, on September 11. Ms.
Carattini is a Caretaker at La
Guardia Houses in Manhattan.
Both women volunteered as
drivers in a convoy of about 70
NYCHA trucks that entered
Ground Zero late on the night of
Both worked long
shifts, hauling much needed
supplies into the site and carrying
debris out. The two women said
they were grateful for the opportunity
to do something to help on
that fateful day.
Chairman Tino Hernandez,
who also rode in that convoy,
emphasized the important role
played by the Housing Authority
immediately following the disaster,
saying it was one of the first
City agencies on the scene after
the Police and Fire departments.