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