The town will lastly breathe life right into a pair of long-neglected group facilities which are imagined to serve the residents of two struggling Brooklyn public-housing complexes, officers introduced Thursday.
The Gowanus Homes Group Middle, which has been shuttered for 14 years, will endure a $4.5 million renovation because of $947,000 in funding secured by the Metropolis Council and one other $3.5 million funding dedicated via the New York Metropolis Housing Authority.
The council has additionally devoted $50,000 this yr to offer programming at Gowanus’ group heart within the interim whereas the renovations happen.
A group heart serving the Wykoff Gardens Homes in Boerum Hill can also be getting a serious makeover, together with lecture rooms and a brand new kitchen. Funding for that undertaking consists of $2.5 million secured by the council on this yr’s funds, coupled with $2.4 million that was beforehand allotted.
The funding was introduced by Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Brooklyn Councilman Stephen Levin.