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Guide to Development

TAFT HOUSES
Consolidated With: 131 Saint Nicholas Ave.,
Milbank-Frawley
1740 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029
(212) 876-5770 Fax (212) 426-8431


Street Boundaries
East 112th St./Park Avenue
Fifth Avenue/East 115th St.
Subway Lines
From the west side: C to 116th Street – walk 4 blocks east
2, 3 to Lenox Avenue
From the east side : 6 to 116th Street (2 blocks east)
Bus Lines
M7 to 116th Street and Lenox Avenue (2 blocks east)
M102 to 116th Street and Madison Avenue (1 block south)
M101, 103 to 116th Street and Lexington/3rd Avenues
M116 to 116th Street and Madison Avenue
M1 to 116th Street and 5th/Madison Avenues

NAMED AFTER: ROBERT A. TAFT (1889 – 1953) – A U.S. Senator from Ohio and an outspoken conservative, Taft was the sponsor of legislation in 1949 to fund slum clearance and build low-income public housing developments. He was the son of William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States. He advocated isolationism before World War II. Known as "Mr. Republican," Taft opposed most Democratic New Deal programs. He helped write the Taft-Hartley Labor Act of 1947. Taft Houses is in Manhattan.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
Senator Robert A. Taft Houses in Manhattan has nine, 19-story buildings with 1,464 apartments housing some 3,316. Completed December 31, 1962, the 12.34-acre complex is between East 112th and East 115th Streets, Park and Fifth Avenues.