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NYPA and Port Authority Announce the Completion of a Comprehensive Lighting Project at JFK Airport

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Paul DeMichele, NYPA
(914) 390-8186

Chris Valens, Port Authority
(212) 435-6962

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September 17, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey engaged the New York Power Authority to install lighting upgrades in three of the airport’s parking garages, as well as in the airport’s administration building and cargo warehouse (shown in photo).

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