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City to replace boilers in Sandy-damaged public housing

New machines -- paid for by $100M in FEMA funds -- will take place of temporary units
March 24, 2014 10:15AM

New York City public housing boilers damaged during Hurricane Sandy will be replaced using a $100 million cash infusion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The funds will go to 60 boilers in 110 NYCHA buildings, where temporary installations were made following the hurricane at a cost to the city of around $56 million.

The new state-of-the-art boilers will go into buildings in Coney Island, the Rockaways and Lower East Side — three of the hardest-hit areas during the storm.

“We won’t continue the madness of spending money on temporary boilers when we can fix the core problem,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday, with Senator Chuck Schumer and new NYCHA head Shola Olatoye by his side. [NYDN]Julie Strickland