Glenwood Houses

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Glenwood housing projects

The Glenwood Houses is a 22.39-acre (9.06 ha) moderate to low income housing development (formally, and still popularly, known as a project) in the Flatlands section of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, bordered by Ralph Avenue on the east, East 56th Street on the west, Glenwood Road/Avenue H on the south, and Farragut Road on the north side. The development was constructed in 1949, and has since been operated by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). The Glenwood Houses were built during the post-World War II era when NYCHA reached its peak in construction of public housing projects (1945 - 65). The project was built in a modified tower-in-the-park style development, popular among NYCHA projects at that time.

Unlike the majority of NYCHA post-war projects, Glenwood is not a high rise facility, but rather a moderate-sized development. Completed July 14, 1950, Glenwood has twenty, 6-story buildings with 1,186 apartments with approximately 2,700 residents. Within its confines are several children's playgrounds, a city park, and a senior center.

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