Yesterday, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) broke ground on a $41 million renovation project of the 17-story, 573-unit public housing complex called Surfside Gardens (officially Coney Island I, Sites 4 & 5) at 2947 West 28th Street, on western Coney Island. The project, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is intended to repair damage sustained during Hurricane Sandy. It will also upgrade the building to better mitigate future storm damage, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported. The entire roof will be replaced, the façade will get a new look, backup power generators and new infrastructure will be installed, outdoor recreational areas will be upgraded, and new security measures will be installed. In addition, the Surfside Community Center will get an extensive renovation. James McCullar Architecture is behind the renovation’s design.
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