PINK, LOUIS H. HOUSES
2632 Linden Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11208
(718) 647-4800 Fax (718) 348-5733
Crescent Street/Linden Boulevard
Elderts Lane/Stanley Avenue
A, C to Euclid Avenue – walk to Linden Boulevard
3 to New Lots Avenue – walk towards Linden Boulevard
J, M to Crescent Street
B13 marked "Spring Creek" to Crescent Street
B15, B20 to Linden Boulevard and Autumn Avenue
LOUIS HEATON PINK (1882-1955) – As Chairman of the New York State Housing Board, Pink became convinced that only a combination of public and private effort could eradicate slums. He wrote a plan and a bill that led to the creation of the New York City Housing Authority and became a member of the first Board of the New York City Housing Authority. He was a scholar, businessman and humanitarian without any boundaries. While an active member of some 15 other major organizations, in the days when polio was a rampant medical problem, Pink gladly took on the chairmanship of the New York Chapter of the Infantile Paralysis Foundation. Pink served as State Insurance Superintendent and later became head of the health insurance plan that evolved into Blue Cross. He worked to increase benefits and service and remained there for 11 years until he retired. He also was President of the United Housing Foundation. Pink Houses is in Brooklyn.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
Louis Heaton Pink Houses in Brooklyn consists of 22, eight-story buildings on 31.1-acres with 1,500 apartments housing an estimated 4,011 people. Completed September 30, 1959, the complex is bordered by Crescent Street, Linden Boulevard, Elderts Lane and Stanley Avenue.