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For Immediate Release
Contact : (212) 306-3322
Date: September 24, 2002

Developments To Get New Kitchens & Bathrooms

Hernandez Houses and Meltzer Tower on Manhattan’s Lower East Side will get brand new kitchens and bathrooms under a $2.3 million contract recently awarded by the Board of the New York City Housing Authority.

"This work complements our efforts Citywide to continuously upgrade the interiors as well as the exteriors of our housing stock," said NYCHA Chairman Tino Hernandez.

The contract was awarded to SSN General Construction Corp. and should take about one year to complete. Work includes new kitchen cabinets, sinks, faucets, washing machine connections and related plumbing. Bathroom renovation includes new tubs and showers, water closets and ceramic tiles.

Hernandez Houses, completed in 1971, consists of a 17-story building with 174 apartments located at 189 Allen Street. Meltzer Tower is a 20-story building, exclusively for senior citizens, with 230 apartments. Completed in 1971, Meltzer Tower is located at 94 E. 1st Street.