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Guide to Development

DOUGLASS HOUSES
Consolidated With: 830 Amsterdam Ave.
880 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10025
(212) 865-7200 Fax (212) 316-2626


Street Boundaries
Columbus Avenue/Amsterdam Avenue
Manhattan Avenue/West 100th St.
West 104th/West End Avenue
Subway Lines
B, C to 103rd Street and Central Park West – walk 2 blocks north to Columbus Avenue
1, 9 to 103rd Street – walk 2 blocks east through development to Columbus Avenue
Bus Lines
M7 (downtown) – get off on Columbus Avenue and 103rd Street
M7 (uptown) – get off 102nd Street or 104th Street
and Amsterdam Avenue – walk through project to Columbus Avenue and 103rd St.
M11 to 102nd Street and Columbus Avenue
M116 to 106th Street
M5 to 103rd Street and Broadway
M10 to 103rd Street and Central Park West (east side bus)

NAMED AFTER: FREDERICK DOUGLASS
(1817 - 1895) – Born into slavery, he learned to read and write before escaping in 1838 from Maryland to New England where he teamed up with The Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison, a publisher. Together they worked for social reform and the abolition of slavery. Later on he became a major force in the struggle for desegregation of schools, housing, employment and the right to vote. He was an adviser to President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and afterwards became Minister and Consul General to Haiti and the U. S. Marshal for the District of Columbia. Douglass Houses is in Manhattan.


SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
Frederick Douglass Houses has 17 buildings, 5, 9, 12, 17, 18, and 20-stories tall. The 21.76-acre Manhattan complex contains 2,054 apartments housing some 4,588 residents. Completed May 31, 1958, it is located between West 100th and West 104th Streets, from Manhattan to Amsterdam Avenues.
Frederick Douglass Addition is a 16-story building with 135 apartments housing an estimated 306 people. Completed June 30, 1965, the .55-acre Manhattan development is on Amsterdam Avenue between West 102nd and West 103rd Streets.