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For Immediate Release
Contact : (212) 306-3322
Date: September 25, 2002

Red Hook Houses To Get $18.6 Million Renovation

Red Hook Houses, Brooklyn's largest public housing development, is scheduled to undergo major brickwork repair under a series of contracts worth more than $18.6 million that were recently approved by the Board of the New York City Housing Authority.

"This is a major renovation that will add to the structural integrity of the buildings increasing the useful life of the development for many years to come," said NYCHA Chairman Tino Hernandez. "The Housing Authority has worked Citywide to maintain and preserve our housing stock," he added.

The contracts were awarded to P.R.K. Builders Corp., AMC United, Inc. and Kel-Tech Construction Inc. The project should take about 18 months to complete once work starts. In addition to the brickwork, the contracts call for replacing roofing and the parapets on of the all buildings in the development.

Red Hook Houses, the majority of which was completed in 1939 and the rest in 1955, has 30 buildings and more than 6,500 residents. The Gowanus Expressway and Red Hook Park bound it.