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Guide to Development

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.

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.