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For Immediate Release
Contact : (212) 306-3322
Date: May 21, 2002

Grounds To Be Upgraded At Morris Houses In The Bronx

Gouverneur Morris Houses I and II in the Bronx will be getting major grounds improvements under a $908,000 contract recently awarded by the Board of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).

The improvements include new steel bar fencing, concrete curbs and concrete and asphalt pavement, louver panel fencing, exterior refuse compactors, a spray shower and safety surface for the shower area.

“This is an improvement that will benefit the more than 5,000 residents of these two developments by not only beautifying the almost 18-acre area, but also making it a place where all can enjoy their leisure time in pleasant surroundings,” NYCHA Chairman Tino Hernandez said. “It is an improvement that benefits the entire neighborhood.”

The contract was awarded to C. and F. Iron Works, Inc. and is expected to take six months to complete, once work begins.

Gouverneur Morris I consists of 10 buildings, 16 and 20 stories high, with 1,084 apartments housing some 3,041 residents. Gouverneur Morris II has seven buildings, 16 and 20 stories tall, with 801 apartments housing an estimated 2,183 people.

Both developments were completed August 31, 1965. They are located between Third and Park Avenues from East 169th to East 171st Streets.