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Guide to Development

100 Columbia Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 677-9400 Fax (212) 598-0752

Street Boundaries
FDR Drive/Columbia Street
East Houston/Delancey Street
Subway Lines
F to Delancey Street – walk east on Delancey Street to Columbia Street – walk north
J, M, Z to Essex – walk east on Delancey Street to Columbia Street – walk north
Bus Lines
M14 Avenue C/D to East Houston and
Columbia Streets – walk south
M22 to Jackson and Madison Streets – walk north

NAMED AFTER: BERNARD M. BARUCH (1870-1965) - The "Park Bench Statesman," made his fortune on Wall Street, but his greatest challenge and his greatest satisfaction were his service to his country as an economic advisor during both World War I and II, and as a confidante to six presidents. He often met officials on a park bench in Washington's Lafayette Park because of the privacy and relaxed atmosphere. After WW II Baruch coined the phrase "Cold War," describing our relations with the Soviet Union. Baruch Houses is in Manhattan.
Bernard M. Baruch Houses, the largest NYCHA development in Manhattan, has 17 buildings, some 7, 13, and 14-stories high. Completed June 30, 1959 it is on 27.46-acres in Lower Manhattan. The complex has 2,193 apartments housing an estimated 5,367 residents. F. D. R. Drive, East Houston, Delancey and Columbia Streets border the development.