LaGuardia Houses

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Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia Houses is visible in the center background as the 'X'-shaped towers.

Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia Houses, also known as LaGuardia Houses, is a public housing development built and maintained by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.[1] The development is named after Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the 99th Mayor of New York City who created the New York City Housing Authority and, although he was a Republican and President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a Democrat, worked closely with President Roosevelt to gain federal funding for projects throughout New York City.[1]

Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia Houses is composed of thirteen buildings, all of which are sixteen stories tall.[1][2] The buildings have 1,093 apartments house approximately 2,596 people.[1] The complex occupies 10.96 acres (4.44 ha), and is bordered by Madison Street to the north, Montgomery Street to the east, Cherry Street to the south, and Rutgers Street to the west.[1]

LaGuardia Houses Addition is a sixteen-story tower for elderly people at the corner of Jefferson Street and Cherry Street.[3][4]

Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia Houses was completed July 31, 1957.[1] These nine buildings were designed by Hyman Isaac Feldman.[5] Between the construction of LaGuardia Houses and Baruch Houses, 1,650 people were displaced in 1953-1954.[6] LaGuardia Houses Addition was completed in 1965.[7] It was designed by Emanuel Turano.[4]

Jessica Thomas is the current Resident Association President for Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia Houses.[8] Carmelo Lopez is the current Resident Association President for LaGuardia Houses Addition.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Laguardia & Addition". NYCHA Housing Developments. New York: New York City Housing Authority. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, New York City". Emporis.com. Emporis Corporation. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Guide to applying for public housing". New York City Housing Authority. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Laguardia Houses Addition, New York City, U.S.A.". Emporis.com. Emporis Corporation. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Hyman Isaac Feldman". Emporis.com. Emporis Corporation. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  6. ^ Mele, Christopher (2000). "3". Selling the Lower East Side: culture, real estate, and resistance in New York City. Globalization and community 5 (illustrated ed.). Twin Cities: University of Minnesota Press. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-8166-3182-7. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  7. ^ "Laguardia Houses Addition, New York City". Skyscraperpage.com. Skyscraper Source Media, LLC. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Manhattan South District CCOP Office". Residents' Corner. New York: New York City Housing Authority. Retrieved 17 January 2010.