Rockaway senior housing renovated
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Pictured from left to right are Martin Siroka, Stacey Pfeffer-Amato, Kathryn Haslanger, Councilman Donovan Richards and Donald Manning.
Pictured from left to right are Martin Siroka, Stacey Pfeffer-Amato, Kathryn Haslanger, Councilman Donovan Richards and Donald Manning.
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Elected officials and community leaders gathered in Far Rockaway last week to celebrate the newly renovated JASA senior housing.

The 1,200-unit complex in Far Rockaway, first built in 1966, has received over $14.5 million in improvements since 2010, including a recent $1.4 million upgrade that includes increased flood prevention measures, emergency generators and other resiliency measures.

According to a spokesperson from JASA, 700 of the 1,200 apartments have now been fully renovated.

The nearly 1,800 residents, 90 percent of whom earn less than $15,000 a year, also have a new community garden with a fountain and flowers, fruits and vegetables.

“It seems hard to envision, but just four years ago this area in Far Rockaway was devastated by Superstorm Sandy,” said JASA’s chief executive officer, Kathryn Haslanger. “We have a lot to celebrate today with the renovations and the new community garden and there is much more to do.”

(Patrick Kearns)
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