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103-05 West 143rd Street
New York, NY 10030
(212) 234-3275 Fax (212) 281-2736

Street Boundaries
West 139th Street/West 147th Street
Lenox Avenue/7th Avenue
Subway Lines
3 to 145th Street and Lenox Avenue
A to 145th Street – walk to 143rd and 7th Avenue
Bus Lines
M1, M7, M102, BX19 to 145th Street and Lenox Avenue
M2 to 143rd and 7th Avenue

NAMED AFTER: FREDERICK E. SAMUEL (1924 – 1985) – A City Councilman, he was also an immensely popular Harlem political leader who chaired the Council's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus. Born in the West Indies, he went on to graduate from New York University and Fordham University Law School before becoming active in civic affairs and Democratic Party politics. Former Mayor Edward Koch often had problems with the Black community but always maintained a good relationship with Samuel. "He never felt he had to out-radical the radicals," Koch said. "He disagreed with me on a number of occasions… but always in a common-sense, intelligent and persuasive way. He never alienated friends." Samuel Houses is in Manhattan.

Frederick E. Samuel Houses consists of 40 buildings, 5, 6 and 7-stories tall in Manhattan with 659 apartments housing about 1,607 people. The 4.63-acre complex was completed June 30, 1993 and is between West 139th and West 147th Streets, Lenox Avenue and Powell Boulevard.