Mayor announces heating improvements for NYCHA complexes

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Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday announced heating improvements for New York City Housing Authority complexes ahead of winter.

"Over half of NYCHA developments had the heat out for over a day at some point," de Blasio said, referencing last year's problems.

There's a new plan in place that includes new leadership, equipment like entire boiler systems at some complexes, additional technicians, outside contractors to help manage heat and a new phone system to notify tenants when the heat returns after an outage.

But de Blasio admits there's still more work to do.

"There is going to be a long journey to getting our public housing buildings to the place they should be," he said.

A full list of improvements coming to dozens of complexes can be found HERE.

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