New York City Housing Authority
NYCHA Developments With and Without Services
 
NYCHA Development Power Outages - Sandy
Electricity Outages
NYCHA Development Heating Outages - Sandy
Heat & Hot Water Outages
Relief Resources  

 

FOOD AND WATER DISTRIBUTION AT NYCHA LOCATIONS  

 

The City began its food and water distribution operation at NYCHA Developments beginning Thursday, Nov. 1.  They remained until Nov. 11.   

 

On Nov. 12, the City set up prepared/hot food distribution sites and free food trucks at the following locations. One location is located within a NYCHA development - Beach 41st Street Community Center 

  

Queens (Rockaways)  

 

Prepared/Hot Food Distribution Sites 

  • Walbaum's (Parking Lot): 112-15 Beach Channel Drive (@ Beach 112 Street) Thriftway Mall (Parking Lot): 20-52 Mott Street between 20th and 21st Streets
  • Key Food (Parking Lot): 87-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd. (between Beach 87th & 88th)
  • Beach 41st Street Community Center: Beach 40th Street and Beach Channel Drive

 

 

Free Food Trucks, Sponsored by Mayor's Fund  

  • St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church: 83rd Street and 157th Avenue
  • Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street and Beach Channel Drive
  • Kate's Market: Hillside Ave in Roxbury/Breezy Point  
  • Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard and 208st/Breezy Point
  • St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th Street
  • American Legion Hall: 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel
  • Rockaway Beach Blvd. & Beach 123 Street
  • 123th and Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway   

Brooklyn

 

Prepared/Hot Food Distribution Site  

  • MCU Park (Parking Lot): 1904 Surf Avenue (@ West 19th Street)
  • Fine Fare Supermarket (Parking Lot: 2901 Mermaid Ave., (W. 29th), Coney Island
  • Red Hook--While food distribution has ended for this area, the Red Hook Senior Center program is operating at the Miccio Center and senior participants are receiving meals daily.  

Free Food Trucks, Sponsored by Mayor's Fund  

  • Gerritsen Beach Fire Department: Seba Avenue between Canton Court and Dare Court
  • Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street
  • 2828 Neptune Ave.
  • Holy Family Catholic Church, 9719 Flatlands Ave., Carnarsie  

Staten Island   

 

Prepared/Hot Food Distribution Site

  • Miller Field: Corner of Mill Road and New Dorp Lane

Door-to-door operations servicing NYCHA's homebound population has been on-going.

 

The NYPD has provided security and volunteers have increased the capacity to see more residents each day.  

 

Each canvasser is equipped with a resident questionnaire to ensure the most important information is gathered and services are made available to them 

 

All residents with pressing medical needs are addressed by NYCHA staff.  

 

Every homebound resident who requested food is accommodated that same day.   



Follow NYCHA Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterView our videos on YouTubeView our photos on flickr 

 

November 14, 2012

 

The New York City Housing Authority has successfully restored power to 100 percent of its 402 buildings affected by Hurricane Sandy. NYCHA continues to restore heat and hot water to developments currently without service due to the storm. During the past weeks NYCHA has returned power, heat and hot water to many buildings across the city and is working with the utility companies and other government agencies to restore these essential services to every NYCHA resident as quickly as possible.

  • On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, because of actions we took, the lights came back on for 988 residents of 6 buildings in 3 NYCHA developments.  That means that today, power has been restored to 100 percent of all buildings where it went out after Sandy.
  • In addition, yesterday, we were able to get heat and hot water restored to 2,276 residents of 12 buildings.  That means today that these services have been restored to 79 percent of all buildings that lost heat and hot water during the hurricane.

Below is the list of developments where we restored power or heat and hot water yesterday:

  • Red Hook East - 1 out of 18 buildings housing 12 residents - power; 1 building housing 186 residents - heat
  • Red Hook West - 2 out of 14 buildings housing 503 residents - power; 1 building housing 180 residents -- heat
  • O'Dwyer Gardens - 3 buildings housing 473 residents - power
  • Surfside Gardens - 1 building housing 257 residents- heat
  • Redfern - 9 buildings housing 1,653 residents - heat fully restored

Current Status:

 

ELECTRICAL

  • After Sandy hit, there were 402 buildings without electricity housing approximately 79,000 residents.
  • 402 buildings housing 79,320 residents have had their electricity restored.  

HEAT AND HOT WATER

  • After Sandy hit, there were 386 buildings housing approximately 77,000 residents without heat and hot water.
  • We have restored heat and hot water to 305 buildings housing 6, 1074 residents.
  • Currently there are 81 buildings throughout 11 developments affecting 15,743 residents without heat.

Developments without heat and hot water

 

Brooklyn

  • Carey Gardens - 4 buildings housing 1,642 residents
  • Coney Island - 5 buildings housing 1,203 residents
  • Coney Island I (Site 8) - 1 building housing 361 residents
  • Coney Island I (Sites 4 and 5) - 2 buildings housing 1,075 residents
  • O'Dwyer Gardens- 6 buildings housing 974 residents
  • Surfside Gardens - 4 buildings housing 910 residents
  • Red Hook East - 7 out of 18 buildings housing 623 residents
  • Red Hook West - 13 buildings housing 3,026 residents

Queens

  • Carleton Manor - 1 building housing 379 residents
  • Hammel - 14 buildings housing 1,816 residents
  • Ocean Bay Apartments (Bayside) - 24 buildings housing 3,734 residents

We are in the process of connecting and testing temporary boilers to bring heat and hot water back to the remaining buildings.

 

ELEVATORS

  • After Sandy hit, there were 699 elevators out of service.
  • As part of the storm preparation, we initially removed 397 elevators from service. All of these elevators were damaged by the storm. In addition, our assessment found another 297 elevators out of service due to impact of the storm.
  • We have repaired and restored to service 632 elevators or 90% of the 699 elevators impacted by the storm.

Now that all our buildings have power, we're actively working to safely restore elevator service to the remaining buildings.

 

SANITATION EFFORTS

Over the last three days, and continuing until all buildings are complete, we dispatched over 100 crews from third-party janitorial companies (and 60 NYCHA crews from non-impacted areas ) to all impacted developments to remove garbage, clean stairwells and halls, and generally sanitize the buildings in an effort to return sanitary conditions back to normal.  We expect to complete this initial effort today, with minimal follow-up on Thursday and Friday. We expect our caretaker crews to be able to manage the buildings as before Hurricane Sandy beginning on Monday.