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For Immediate Release
Contact : (212) 306-3322
Date: May 06, 2002

Mill Brook Houses In The Bronx Getting New Closet Doors

All 1,380 apartments at two Bronx developments, Mill Brook Houses and Mill Brook Extension. will get new closet doors under a $2,017,954 contract recently awarded by the Board of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).

The contract calls for replacing 7,117 closet doors of various sizes. Some 2,563 new swing doors will be installed in existing doorframes; 3,008 new swing doors will be installed with new frames, and 1,294 plastic laminated sliding doors will replace older doors.

"This improvement will bring these apartments up to modern construction standards by enhancing the apartments with neater, more efficient storage space," NYCHA Chairman Tino Hernandez said.

The contract was awarded to Prestige General Construction Corp. and is expected to take one year to complete once work starts.

Mill Brook Houses has 1,255 apartments in nine, 16-story buildings housing some 3,026 residents. The 12.38-acre complex was completed May 31, 1959 and is between East 135th and East 137th Streets, Brook and Cypress Avenues. Mill Brook Extension is a 16-story building completed January 312, 1962. The .52-acre complex is on Cypress Avenue between East 135th and East 137th Streets.