Liberty Village, apartment complex for homeless veterans, opens in Amityville

A ribbon-cutting ceremony today marked the opening of a new housing facility in Amityville designed specifically for homeless veterans.



Liberty Village is a 60-unit complex that was funded by local, state and federal money.



Korean War veteran Nat Conigiliaro, 82, moved into his new apartment today. He lost his apartment and all of his belongings to Superstorm Sandy, but he says his new home is a chance to start over.



The apartments were developed and will be managed by the agency Concern for Independent Living. "Someone said it is like an extreme makeover," said Ralph Fasano, who works with the agency. "I like to think of it as a life makeover."



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