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Coney Island Houses to receive $108M in Sandy aid

The money will also go toward resiliency efforts such as back up generators

September 05, 2014 02:50PM

From left: Bill de Blasio, Coney Island Houses and Charles Schumer

From left: Bill de Blasio, Coney Island Houses and Charles Schumer

A $108 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be granted to the Coney Island Houses to make repairs in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, according to an announcement from Mayor Bill de Blasio and Senator Charles Schumer.

The money will be used to replace boilers and repair damaged electrical systems at the five-building New York City Housing Authority development, Crain’s reported. The money will also pay for resiliency efforts, such as installing back-up generators and installing storm barriers.

This new grant is part of a $60 billion package that was approved by Congress after the storm in October 2012. At least 15 other NYCHA developments that were damaged during the storm will also receive money for improvements. [Crain’s] — Claire Moses

  • observer

    Am I the only one who finds a repair bill of over $ 200,000 per apartment excessive??

    Give me a break, it’s 535 apartments, you could practically tear Coney Island Houses down and REBUILD them for that price!

    (Source: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/developments/bklynconeyisland.shtml)

    • Proper

      $200k/DU should be impossible to justify, i dont think this is correct

  • Crian Bashman

    Any project using federal funding requires Davis-Bacon wages (prevailing wage). Because of that $200k/unit is likely a pretty good deal. As for building new, you are talking about high $300k / low $400k per unit. It isn’t cheap to build in NYC.

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