CLINTON, DEWITT HOUSES
1744 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10029
(212) 876-5205 Fax (212) 426-8436
110th Street/Lexington Avenue
105th Street/Park Avenue
4 or 5 to 86th Street – transfer to the 6 line
6 to 110th Street – walk 1 block south to 109th Street
M101, M102 to 109th Street and 3rd Avenue –
walk 1 block west to 109th and Lexington Avenue
NAMED AFTER: DeWITT CLINTON (1769-1828) – He served as state senator, U.S. senator, New York City Mayor and Governor of New York State. As mayor, he advocated free public education, promoted law that removed voting restrictions against Catholics and established public-welfare institutions. In 1811 Clinton introduced a bill in the New York State Senate for a canal to link the Northeast with the Great Lakes via Lake Erie. He was leader in the establishing of the New York public school system. He was an unsuccessful candidate for President in 1812 when he ran against James Madison. Clinton Houses is in Manhattan.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
Governor DeWitt Clinton Houses in Manhattan has six buildings, 9 and 18-stories high with 749 apartments housing an estimated 1,823 people. Completed October 31, 1965, the 5.6-acre site is bordered by Park and Lexington Avenues, East 104th, East 106th, East 108th and East 110th Streets.