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News Advisory & Photo Opportunity: NYPA Provides Ten Electric Vehicles to New York City Housing Authority

Brian Warner

October 21, 2005

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) will receive ten emission-free GEM neighborhood electric vehicles from the New York Power Authority (NYPA).  GEMs are two and four-passenger low speed vehicles suitable for use in many of NYCHA’s housing developments. These are the first electric vehicles in the NYCHA fleet.

NYPA President and Chief Executive Officer Eugene W. Zeltmann will present the keys to NYCHA General Manager Douglas Apple at the Throggs Neck Houses in the Bronx. NYCHA plans to disperse the vehicles to a number of housing developments, where staff will use the emission free vehicles in the course of their normal, day-to-day duties.

There will be excellent photo opportunities to capture the two and four passenger GEM vehicles in operation at one the city’s larger housing developments.

On street parking is available in front of the management office. Additional space is available in the parking lot across the street. For NYCHA information call (212) 306-3322.

                                  WHAT:        Electric Vehicle Delivery

                                  WHEN:        Monday, October 24, 2005, 10:30 a.m.

                                  WHERE:     Management Office
                                                    Throggs Neck Houses
                                                    2824 Schley Avenue
                                                    Bronx, NY 10453

Directions: From Midtown: Take the FDR Drive uptown, cross the Willis Avenue Bridge.  Stay right hand side onto the Bruckner Service Road on to the Bruckner Expressway and proceed north towards the Throggs Neck Bridge.  Get off at Randall Avenue.  Go to the first traffic light.  Throggs Neck Houses will be right there.  The Management Office is located at 2824 Schley Avenue.  Proceed through the traffic light and turn right on Schley Avenue and about ¼ of the way down the block the Management Office is located there on the left.