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Guide to Development

Managed From Gompers
94 East 1st Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 982-0990 Fax (212) 598-0406

Street Boundaries
East 1st Street/East 2nd Street
First Avenue/Avenue A
Subway Lines
F, V to 2nd Avenue – walk to East Houston and 1st Avenue
Bus Lines
M15 to East Houston and 1st Avenue

NAMED AFTER: MAX M. MELTZER (1908-1962) – Born and raised on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Judge Meltzer was not only a lawyer, but also an active community leader who was known on the Lower East Side as the "Champion of the People." He was particularly active in the field of housing and community development. He was continuously dedicated to slum clearance, building new schools and affordable public housing. Meltzer Tower, a senior citizen development, is in Manhattan.

Max Meltzer Tower on Manhattan's Lower East Side is a 20-story building exclusively for seniors with 230 apartments housing an estimated 246 residents. The 1.15-acre site was completed August 31, 1971 and is between East 1st and East 2nd Streets, First Avenue and Avenue A.