Mayor de Blasio Announces Beginning of Major Construction Activities for Borough Based Jails Program

2021-07-07T14:39:19+00:00June 25th, 2021|Press|


Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the beginning of construction activities on the parking garage and community space alongside a new jail in Kew Gardens. The construction marks the first major activity in the Borough-Based Jails Program, an $8.3 billion effort to construct four new, smaller, and more humane jails in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, to replace the jails on Rikers Island.