356 Madison Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 233-2010 Fax (212) 406-3589
Gouverneur Street/Henry Street
Water Street/Jackson Street
F to East Broadway and Madison Street
M14 to Madison and Jackson Streets
M22 to Madison and Gouverneur Streets
NAMED AFTER: BARUCH CHARNEY VLADECK (1886 - 1938) – One of the founders of the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC) in 1934, a group designed to provide Jewish presence in the American trade-union movement and to mobilize labor in the struggle against fascism. He was then general manager of the Forward, a leading Yiddish language newspaper. He was elected president of the JLC at the initial meeting. He extolled aid to refugees and education for the people in the labor movement (and the general public) about the threat of Nazi Germany. He was a member of the original Board of the New York City Housing Authority. Vladeck Houses is in Manhattan.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESRIPTION:
Baruch Charney Vladeck Houses on Manhattan's Lower East Side consists of 20 six-story buildings with 1,523 apartments housing some 2,850 people. Completed November 25, 1940, the 13-acre complex is bordered by Henry, Water, Gouverneur and Jackson Streets.
Baruch Charney Vladeck II Houses on Manhattan's Lower East Side has four 6-story buildings with 238 apartments housing about 445 residents. The 2.23-acre complex was completed October 25, 1940 and is bordered by Madison, Cherry and Jackson Streets.