De Blasio puts up $111M for NYCHA façade fixes to clear sidewalks

Mayor Bill de Blasio committed Wednesday to spending more than $100 million on fixing façades of public housing buildings in order to bring down unsightly sidewalk sheds that have long blighted complexes.

The $111 million in city funds will be used to renovate the frontages of 45 buildings in 15 NYCHA developments, the mayor announced. Of the tranche, $16 million will be allocated toward public housing facilities in Manhattan.

“I think it bothers NYCHA residents when you have those big sidewalk sheds, those big scaffolds that just seem to sit there for a long time, and affect the quality of life, they affect the whole feeling of

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