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WISE TOWERS
Consolidated With:Wise Rehabs, DeHostos
Apartments, WSUR (Site A), 120 West
120th St., WSUR (Sire B), 74 West 92nd St.,
WSUR (Site C) 589 Amsterdam Ave.,
WSUR Rehabs (Brownstones), Sondra,
Thomas Apartments
124 West 91st Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-6385 Fax (212) 579-1165


Street Boundaries
West 90th Street/Columbus Avenue
West 91st St./Amsterdam Avenue
Subway Lines
1, 2, 3, 9 to 96th Street – walk to 93rd Street – walk to 91st Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
B, C to 86th Street – walk to 91st Street and west to project
Bus Lines
M7, M11, to 91st Street and Columbus Avenue
M10 to 91st Street and Central Park West
M104 to 91st Street and Broadway

NAMED AFTER: STEPHEN S. WISE (1874 – 1949) – Born in Budapest, Hungary, he came here as a child and went on to become one of the most prominent Reform rabbis in this country. Unlike most of the Reform rabbis at the time, Wise was also a Zionist, in favor of a homeland for Jews in Palestine, now Israel. He encouraged the creation of a World Jewish Congress to have a broader representative body to fight Nazism. Wise Towers is in Manhattan.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
Rabbi Stephen Wise towers in Manhattan consists of two 19-story buildings with 399 apartments housing some 739 residents. Completed January 31, 1965, the 2.3-acre site is between West 90th and West 91st Streets, Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.