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For Immediate Release
Contact : (212) 306-3322
Date: April 04, 2002

New Electrical Supply System For Brooklyn's Wyckoff Gardens

Wyckoff Gardens Houses in Brooklyn will be getting a new electrical supply system running from the power lines in the street to each of its 528 apartments under a $1,168,000 contract recently awarded by the Board of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).

New underground cables to all three 21-story buildings will be installed leading to meter rooms in each building, and new wiring will be installed going to each apartment where fuse boxes will be replaced with circuit breakers. Each apartment will also get new lighting fixtures, smoke detectors and additional outlets.

“This is in keeping with our overall modernization plans to update all 345 developments with modern components that will serve future generations,” NYCHA Chairman Tino Hernandez said. “An electrical upgrade of this sort not only provides additional convenience, but also offers additional safety.”

The contract was awarded to Inter-Connection Electric, Inc., and is expected to take one year to complete once work begins.

The 5.81-acre complex completed December 31, 1966 houses some 1,226 people. Third Avenue, Nevins, Wyckoff and Baltic Streets border it.