With over 1,200 apartments in seven buildings covering a three-block tract, Riverton Square’s official address is 2156 Madison Avenue, but fronts Fifth Avenue between East 135th and East 138th Streets. Developed in 1947 by the Metropolitan Life Company as housing open to African-American and Hispanic tenants at a time when most new developments were overtly… Continue reading
With an official address of 470 Lenox Avenue, the Lenox Terrace development covers six square blocks between Lenox and Fifth Avenues, alternating six residential slab towers with single-story commercial developments on the Lenox Avenue frontage. The first tower was completed in 1958 and was lauded by The New York Times as “Harlem’s best address”. Currently… Continue reading
Named after the American President, Lincoln Houses is a 14-building complex of over 1,200 apartments spanning a six-block area between East 132nd Street and East 135th Street between Fifth And Park Avenues. Completed in 1948, the complex’s official address is 60 East 135th Street.