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Residences by borough:




Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center
1000 Rosedale Avenue
Bronx, New York 10472

The brand new Bronxdale Community Center features a spacious gymnasium with a full size basketball court and stage. A glass wall running its entire length provides great opportunities for natural light shooting.
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Edenwald Houses
1180 Grenada Place
Bronx, New York 10466

Edenwald is NYCHA’s largest Bronx development, with 40 buildings ranging from three to 14 stories. The 48 acres in the Eastchester section feature athletic fields adjacent to the development with a running track, as well as baseball and softball diamonds. For sheer size, Edenwald makes a dramatic background.
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Breukelen Houses
757 East 103rd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11236
Sixty-five acres in the Canarsie section of southeastern Brooklyn provide country like surroundings for the many walkways and courtyards of Breukelen Houses. The 30 low-rise buildings range from three to seven stories.
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Gowanus Houses
175 Hoyt Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217
The high-rise buildings of Gowanus Houses preside over large open spaces that are very green in season. The development contains a very large courtyard and two full-size basketball courts. The Gowanus Houses rooftops offer a panoramic view of Brooklyn, New York Harbor and the skyline of Manhattan in the distance.
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Red Hook Houses East
604 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, New York 11231

Red Hook Houses West
80 Dwight Street
Brooklyn, New York 11231

NYCHA’s largest property in the Borough of Brooklyn, Red Hook Houses East and West are in a neighborhood that is experiencing a rapid renaissance. Extensive modernization to the Red Hook Houses exteriors have added luster to the 30 buildings ranging from two to 14 stories. The taller buildings provide excellent rooftop views of nearby Upper New York Bay and the Lower Manhattan skyline.

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Sheepshead Bay Houses
2955 Avenue W
Brooklyn, New York 11229
Nostrand Houses
2241 Batchelder Street
Brooklyn, New York 11229
Sheepshead Bay and Nostrand Houses sit directly across from one another on either side of Brooklyn’s Avenue W. Separately they each offer sprawling park-like settings with long tree-lines, walks and seating areas – together they are even more expansive. All the buildings are low-rise with none over six stories and there are several large playgrounds.
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Williamsburg Houses
87 Ten Eyck Walk
Brooklyn, New York 11206
An historical architectural landmark, Williamsburg Houses encompasses 20 four-story buildings on 23 acres in North Brooklyn. The buildings are punctuated by five playgrounds and recreation areas like the one pictured here. The Williamsburg Community Center includes a stage and is bathed in natural light.

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Alfred Smith Houses
180 South Street
New York, NY 10038
Alfred E. Smith Houses sits on 21.75 acres in Lower Manhattan. Exquisite views of the New York City skyline and bridges can be seen from the roof tops of its buildings, which are 15, 16 and 17 stories tall. Pictured above are rooftop views of (1) Northeast view with the FDR Drive heading north, and the Manhattan Bridge in the background; (2) Lower Manhattan (financial district) with ramp leading to the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge in foreground and FDR Drive on the extreme left; (3) Westward view of Lower Manhattan; (4) Brooklyn Bridge crossing the East River with Brooklyn skyline in the background.
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Baruch Houses
100 Columbia Street
New York, NY 10002
Baruch Houses in Lower Manhattan is bordered by the FDR Drive, and East Houston, Delancey and Columbia Streets. It is a prime location to photograph rooftop views. Pictured are: (1) a wide-angle southwest view overlooking Lower Manhattan with ramp to Williamsburg Bridge in foreground; and (2) the Midtown Manhattan skyline.
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Chelsea/Elliot Houses
430 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
Chelsea Houses has two 21-story buildings with 425 apartments. The 1.93-acre Manhattan development is located on Ninth Avenue between West 25th and West 26th Streets. Pictured above is a view of a residential building lobby featuring abundant natural light.
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Lower East Side Houses II
637 East 5th Street
New York, New York 10009
Lower East Side Houses II is an unusually secluded pocket of quiet in a Manhattan melting pot neighborhood. The modern design of several of its buildings evokes a flavor of a world within the City.
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Polo Grounds Towers
2975 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10039
Polo Grounds Towers has four, 30-story buildings with 1,612 apartments. Pictured above is a photo taken at Polo Grounds Towers in upper Manhattan of an open-air balcony found on the upper floors of the high-rise buildings.
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Seward Park Extension
65 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002
Seward Park Extension is a great place to capture exquisite panoramic evening views of Midtown and Lower Manhattan. These views can be seen from the rooftop of a building located at Broome and Norfolk Streets on the Lower East Side.
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Vladeck Houses
70 Gouverneur Street
New York, New York 10002
Another outstanding site of public landscape and architecture, Vladeck Houses comprises 20 low-rise buildings of six stories each. Located on the Lower East Side, Vladeck is close to neighborhood conveniences and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive.

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Berry Houses
1754 Richmond Road
Staten Island, New York 10306
Berry Houses features six-story high residential buildings in the Dongan Hills section of Staten Island. Eight of these buildings are spread out across almost 14 acres of property, which includes expansive green spaces with plenty of trees. The development can be accessed from Richmond Road.
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Stapleton Houses
181 Gordon Street
Staten Island, New York 10304
Located a short distance from the Staten Island waterfront, Stapleton Houses is the largest Housing Authority property on Staten Island. The long, narrow buildings have exterior walkways on one side which run the entire length of the buildings. This unusual arrangement makes for interesting visual possibilities with exterior scenes. In addition to the six, eight-story buildings, the development also has two full-size baseball fields and two outdoor basketball courts.


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