Tag: urban renewal

A Landmark of Affordable Housing

Built in 1936 as the very first public housing development in New York City or the nation,  The East Village’s very own First Houses was landmarked on tomorrow’s date in 1974. The start of urban renewal, and I do not …

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Oh How Our Houses Have Changed

This October, GVSHP is presenting a course that explores historic preservation by examining changing styles of housing, changing housing laws, and urban renewal in the twentieth century. While the course was developed specifically for practicing real estate brokers, I was …

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A Groundbreaking Groundbreaking

On August 12, 1964, ground was broken for the construction of 505 LaGuardia Place (then known as 505 West Broadway), the first of the three towers which, along with the giant Picasso sculpture “Sylvette,” form what was called University Village. …

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