FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release #16-104
Monday, December 19, 2016
Scott Gastel/Gloria Chin (212) 839-4850
NYC DOT, NYCHA, and Assembly Member Davila Unveil Repaired Sidewalks at NYCHA Development in Bushwick
Repair project at Hope Gardens development completed with $269,000 investment
Today, New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Deputy Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Claudette Workman, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), and Assembly Member Maritza Davila officially unveiled newly repaired sidewalks at NYCHA’s Hope Gardens in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Repairs to the sidewalks outside of Hope Gardens were completed on November 22, 2016. The project includes over 23,000 square feet of repaired sidewalks.
“DOT’s goal is to provide safe passageways to all New Yorkers, and the de Blasio Administration has been giving special attention to conditions in and around NYCHA developments” said Deputy Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Claudette Workman. “The improved and smoother sidewalks here at Hope Gardens show DOT’s commitment to making this goal a reality.”
“Thanks to the City’s increased investment for sidewalk repairs at NYCHA developments, the residents of Hope Gardens now have the newly paved walkways they deserve,” said NYCHA General Manager Michael Kelly. “Working with our partners in government, like Department of Transportation, we are making our developments safe, clean and connected to the surrounding community.”
“I would like to thank Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Transportation for answering the community's request to repair sidewalks in our Public Housing Development, Hope Gardens,” said Assembly Member Martiza Davila. “I look forward to continuing to collaborate with our Mayor and City agencies in addressing the needs of our community.”
Last year, DOT announced it would be tripling its annual commitment from $1 million to $3 million for sidewalk repairs at NYCHA properties. So far this year, the City has repaired sidewalks on 13 NYCHA properties, including at the Melrose Houses in the Bronx, Vladeck Houses in Manhattan, South Jamaica Houses in Queens, and Tompkins Houses in Brooklyn. NYC DOT oversees over 12,000 miles of sidewalks citywide, and replaces more than 2 million square feet of sidewalk a year.