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For Immediate Release
Contact : (212) 306-3322
Date: March 05, 2002

Mitchel Houses To Get New Swing Closet Doors

Residents of Mitchel Houses in the Bronx will soon see new closet doors in their apartments under a $2.3 million contract recently approved by the Board of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).

“NYCHA maintains its housing stock, some of which dates back 66 years to First Houses, on the inside as well as the outside,” said NYCHA Chairman Tino Hernandez. “The success of public housing in New York is based on ongoing modernization projects such as this door replacement endeavor.”

The contract calls for replacing 4,443 bifold closet doors of various sizes and 3,575 swing doors with 6,741 new swing doors and 1,274 plastic laminated doors.

The contract was awarded to Nap Construction Co. and should take about one year to complete once work starts.

Mitchel Houses, completed in 1966, has 1,729 apartments in 10 buildings in an area bounded by Lincoln and Willis Avenues and E. 135th and E. 138th Streets.