Rutgers Houses, also known as Henry Rutgers Houses, is a public housing development built and maintained by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) on the Lower East Side of Manhattan at Coordinates: . The development is named after Henry Rutgers (1745–1830), a captain in the American Revolutionary War and a major landowner and philanthropist who was the last descendant of Dutch immigrants. Henry Rutgers' farm, the "Bouwery", made up most of the Lower East Side around Chinatown, and later gave large sections of his farm to churches. Rutgers Houses sits where part of his farm was.
Rutgers Houses is composed of five 20 story buildings on 5.22 acres (21,100 m2), with 721 apartments housing approximately 1,675 people. The complex is bordered by Madison Street to the north, Rutgers Street to the east, Cherry Street to the south, and Pike Street to the west. Hart, Jerman & Associates were the architects who designed the complex.
Michael Steele is serving as the Resident Association President for Rutgers Houses and as the Treasurer of the Manhattan South District Citywide Council of Presidents.
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