Bronx, NY — Mayor Bill de Blasio was joined by Speaker Carl Heastie on Frbruary 1st to announce major repairs for the community center at NYCHA’s Eastchester Gardens Development.
“Community centers are the heart of our neighborhoods, and provide a place for all New Yorkers to come together, learn and have fun,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “These long overdue renovations will ensure that Eastchester residents have access to all the services they deserve.”
The City will invest nearly $4 million to renovate and upgrade the gym, classrooms, heating system and plumbing that serve over 2,000 NYCHA residents. Construction will start in 2021. This investment is part of the Administration’s total commitment to $2.1 billion to repair NYCHA’s infrastructure. In January 2018, the Mayor announced $13 million to improve NYCHA’s response to heating emergencies this winter, followed by an additional $200 million for long-term heating improvements at 20 NYCHA developments.
“Every New Yorker deserves access to safe, affordable housing,” said Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. “I want to thank Mayor de Blasio for recognizing the need for critical repairs at Eastchester Gardens. For the families that live here, this funding will go a long way in helping make much-needed infrastructure improvements as well as enhance shared recreational and meeting spaces like the gymnasium, community center and classrooms.”