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Guide to Development

Managed by Gompers
189 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 260-4120 (No Fax #)

Street Boundaries
Allen Street/Stanton Street
East Houston Street/Eldridge Street
Subway Lines
F, V to 2nd Avenue – walk to Allen and Stanton Streets
Bus Lines
M15 to Houston and 1st Avenue – walk to Stanton Street

NAMED AFTER: RAFAEL HERNANDEZ (1892 - 1965) – A legendary composer of some of Puerto Rico's most famous songs which grew in popularity in all languages for generations throughout the Western Hemisphere. In each composition he dealt with his deep love for his homeland, for the beauty of nature and his own love as his inspiration for creativity. Having studied music in Puerto Rico and Mexico he eventually traveled to New York and then to most of Latin America. On his return to his homeland he became director of the Puerto Rican Symphonic Orchestra. He had also served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War I. Hernandez Houses is in Manhattan.

Rafael Hernandez is a single, 17-story building on Manhattan's Lower East Side with 149 apartments and about 280 residents. Completed August 31, 1971, the 1.03-acre site is bordered by Allen, Stanton, Eldridge, and East Houston Streets.