Astoria complex to receive $4M in new lights

NYCHA to install the upgraded system within six months to mitigate safety concerns

Apr.April 19, 2014 03:00 PM

 Amid safety concerns, the Ravenswood Houses in Astoria will receive a new lighting system, updating a decades-old dilapidated system.

Residents at the New York City Housing Authority complex say the old bulbs had grown so dim that they no longer felt safe coming home at night to the 2,167-unit complex, which houses roughly 4,500 residents.

Installation of the new light system, which will also include a re-circuiting of the building’s lights, is expected to cost about $4 million and be completed within the next six months. NYCHA will allocate $2.5 million to the project, along with another $1.5 million from Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s office.

NYCHA plans to install five different types of fixtures in the housing complex, resulting in a total of 635.

“We are so pleased to partner with Council Member Van Bramer to install new exterior lighting at the Ravenswood Houses,” said NYCHA Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye. “These important upgrades will provide safer and better illuminated building entrances, walkways and recreational areas for the benefit of our residents and the community.” [NYDN] —TRD

Related Articles

TRD Talks Live

Watch tonight: Turning to tech on TRD Talks Live

(Credit: iStock)

Strong quarter for Manhattan home sales belies current struggle

Manhattan resi listings continue nosedive: report

Manhattan resi listings continue nosedive: report

252 East 57th Street and 196 Orchard Street with Samantha Sheeber and Tal Alexander

Closing in the time of Covid-19: “We’re pulling out all the stops”

Kuwait’s consul general in New York, Hamad Al-Hazeem and 50 United Nations Plaza (Credit: Google Maps)

Kuwait’s consul general buys 50 UN Plaza pad for $16M

Web searches for terms including “homes for sale” are way down up north. (Credit: Pixabay)

Fewer Canadians are searching for homes online amid pandemic

Massive stimulus package has limited upside for real estate

Massive stimulus package has limited upside for real estate

About 450 sellers pulled their listings last week (Credit: iStock)

As New York shut down, so did its resi market