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

Throggs Neck Houses To Get New Steam System

The Board of the New York City Housing Authority has approved a $1.7 million contract to replace the underground steam distribution system at Throggs Neck Houses in the Bronx.

“This contract will vastly improve the system now in use, which is approximately 40 years old, and ensure that Throggs Neck will remain viable for many years and our residents there enjoy adequate heat,” said NYCHA Chairman Tino Hernandez.

The contract, awarded to R. Maric Inc., will take about nine months to complete. Work includes the replacement of the underground steam distribution system and steam assemblies to all 29 buildings in the development.

Completed in November 1953, Throggs Neck consists of 29 buildings, three and seven-stories high with 1,185 apartments housing about 2,847 residents in an area bordered by Randall, Calhoun, Sampson and Balcom Avenues.