2001-02-08 / Top Stories

Glenwood Houses To Get $7.4M Facelift

Glenwood Houses To Get $7.4M Facelift

Glenwood Houses To Get $7.4M Facelift

The Glenwood Houses will get a complete renovation of the grounds surrounding its 20 buildings, plus major upgrades in more than 1,100 kitchens under contracts totaling more than $7.4 million approved last week by the New York City Housing Authority.

"This is part of our continuing efforts to improve the quality of life for our residents by providing leisure areas where families can relax close to home," said NYCHA Chairman John G. Martinez. "Our residents will also get practically brand new kitchens featuring new sinks, cabinets and washing machine connections."

The grounds improvement contract calls for new pavements, shrubbery, fencing, benches, trash receptacles, lighting, play equipment on a rubberized safety surface and spray showers, among other improvements in the 22-acre lot.

The kitchen renovations include new cabinets and counter tops, sinks, faucets, washing machine connections and related plumbing in 1,128 apartments. Sixty other apartments were upgraded when they were modified for handicapped residents. The kitchen improvements will also include electrical work, new floor tile and painting.

The $3.7 million contract is expected to take nine months to complete once work has started. The kitchen contract is expected to take a little more than a year. Glenwood Houses, completed in 1950, is bounded by East 56th Street, Farragut Road, and Ralph Avenue and Avenue H.

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