Trump Village

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Trump Village
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General information
LocationConey Island, Brooklyn, New York
Coordinates40°34′42″N 73°58′25″W / 40.57828°N 73.97358°W / 40.57828; -73.97358
Design and construction
ArchitectMorris Lapidus
DeveloperFred Trump

Trump Village is a seven-building apartment complex in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.[1][2]


The apartment complex was built in 1963–1964 by Fred Trump, the father of Donald Trump.[1][3] The complex, built on the site of the former Culver Depot,[4] was designed by architect Morris Lapidus.[2]

The construction cost US$70 million.[5] It was supported by the New York State Housing Finance Agency through public bonds issued by the state of New York, coupled with tax exemption.[6] Five out of the seven buildings were part of the Mitchell-Lama Housing Program until 2007.[3]

It is the only Trump building complex named for Fred Trump rather than his son Donald.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Trump Village Apartments". Emporis. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Fahim, Kareem (April 8, 2010). "Brooklyn Towers Have Trump Name but No Limos". The New York Times. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Kasperkevic, Jana (April 16, 2016). "'What election?': Trump Village residents aren't enthusiastic about their namesake". The Guardian. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  4. ^ Denson, Charles (2011). Coney Island and Astroland. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 16–17. ISBN 978-0738574288. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  5. ^ Snyder, Gerald S. (July 26, 1964). "Millionaire Calls Work His Hobby". The Bridgeport Post. Bridgeport, Connecticut. p. 65. Retrieved August 12, 2016 – via (Registration required (help)).
  6. ^ Gwenda Blair: The Trumps. Simon & Schuster, New York 2016, p. 205 f.
  7. ^ Badger, Emily (August 10, 2015). "How Donald Trump abandoned his father's middle-class housing empire for luxury building". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 15, 2016.