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RANGEL, RALPH HOUSES
159-16 Harlem River Drive
New York, NY 10039
(212) 281-7200 Fax (212) 283-1129


Street Boundaries
Harlem River Drive
Polo Grounds Driveway/Harlem River Driveway
Subway Lines
D, B (non-rush hour)
C (rush hour) to 155th Street – walk 2 blocks north
Bus Lines
M10 on Frederick Douglass Boulevard to last stop – walk north 1 block

NAMED AFTER: RALPH J. RANGEL (1923 – 1975) – An energetic Central Harlem community worker, Rangel became a director of Community Board #1 and the New Careers Program. He was also the co-founder and President for nine years of the Colonial Park Houses Tenant Association, a New York City Housing Authority development which later was name for Rangel following an overwhelming vote by the residents a year after his death in 1975. Rangel was the brother of New York's Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel. Rangel Houses is in Manhattan.


SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
Ralph J. Rangel Houses in Manhattan consists of eight, 14-story buildings with 984 apartments housing an estimated 2,242 residents. Completed September 30, 1951, the 10.92-acre complex is bordered by Harlem River Drive, Polo Grounds and Harlem River Driveway.