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For Immediate Release
Contact : (212) 306-3322
Date: April 02, 2002

Boston Secor Houses To Get Ground Improvements

Boston Secor Houses in the Bronx will get a complete renovation of the grounds surrounding its four buildings under a $1.9 million contract recently approved by the Board of 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 Tino Hernandez.

The contract calls for the removal and the replacement of the pavement, curbs, fences, play equipment, trees, shrubs and lights. It will also add new benches and lawns.

The contract was awarded to GSD Contracting Corp. and should take about six months to complete.

Boston Secor Houses consists of four buildings, 13-, 14-, 17- and 18-stories on 17.5 acres. The development has 538 apartments with an estimated 1,293 residents. Completed in 1969, it is bordered by the IRT-Dyre Avenue Line, Boston Road and Steenwick Avenues.