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799 Cortlandt Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 292-0310 Fax (718) 993-3819

Street Boundaries
156th Street/158th Street
Cortlandt Avenue/Park Avenue
Subway Lines
2, 5 to 149th Street and 3rd Avenue – walk 1
block west to Cortlandt Avenue – walk up Cortlandt to 158th Street
Bus Lines
M15, M21 to East 158th and 3rd Avenue – walk 3 blocks west to Cortlandt Avenue
M41, M2 to East 158th Street and Melrose Avenue – walk 1 block to Cortlandt Avenue
M6 crosstown to East 161st and Melrose Avenue – walk down 3 blocks to East 158th Street – walk
right 1 block to Cortlandt Avenue

NAMED AFTER: ANDREW JACKSON (1767-1845) – The 7th President of the United States (1829-1837). He was the son of Irish immigrants who went on to serve in the U.S. Congress. As a general during the War of 1812 he defeated the British at New Orleans (1815). Known as "Old Hickory," he was soon to become the greatest hero of his time. As President he opposed the Bank of America, objected to the right of individual states to nullify disagreeable federal laws and increased the presidential powers. Jackson Houses is in the Bronx.
President Andrew Jackson Houses has seven, 16-story buildings in the Bronx with 867 apartments housing an estimated 2,570 people. Completed July 31, 1963, the 7.88-acre site is bordered by Park and Courtlandt Avenues, East 156th and East 158th Streets.