WAGNER, ROBERT F. SENATOR HOUSES
Consolidated With: East 120th St. Rehab.
2396 First Avenue
New York, NY 10035
(212) 534-5359 Fax (212) 426-8442
East 120th Street/East 124th Street
FDR Drive/Second Avenue
4, 5, 6 to 125th Street – walk 3 blocks east to
1st Avenue and
2 blocks south to 122nd Street and 1st Avenue
M15 to 1st Avenue and 122nd Street
BX15 crosstown to 124th Street and 1st Avenue – walk to 122nd Street and 1st Avenue
M100 to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue
NAMED AFTER: ROBERT F. WAGNER, Sr. (1877 – 1953) – Born in Germany, Wagner was a four-term U.S. Senator from New York who was a close associate of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the early New Deal days. Unable to speak English when he came here from Germany, he kept studying and eventually graduated from the New York Law School. He was a New York Supreme Court Justice before going to the Senate. Post-depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Wagner as the first Chairman of the National Recovery Administration. The National Labor Relations Act, known as the Wagner Act, established the right to collective bargaining. He also helped draft the Social Security Act. His son, Robert F. Wagner, Jr., was four-term Mayor of New York City. Wagner Houses is in Manhattan.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESRIPTION:
Senator Robert F. Wagner, Sr. Houses consists of 22 buildings, 7 and 16-stories high with 2,154 apartments housing some 5,290 residents. The 26.91-acre complex was completed May 31, 1958 and is between East 120th and East 124th Streets, Second Avenue and the F.D.R. Drive in Manhattan.