Pomonok Houses in Flushing, Queens, will get a new $2 million underground steam distribution system under a contract recently awarded by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).
“This new system will bring in modern, more efficient technology and will help keep Pomonok Houses a viable development for many years to come,” said NYCHA Chairman Tino Hernandez. The system now in place is about 35 years old.
The contract was awarded to TR Pipe Inc. and is expected to take a little less than a year to complete. The contract includes excavation and installation of new steam mains and electrical conduits.
Pomonok Houses, completed in 1952, has 2,070 apartments in 35 buildings in an area located between 71st and 65th Avenues and Parsons and Kissena Boulevards.