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Harlem River Houses residents
Each year the “first” residents of Harlem River Houses, who had since moved out of the development, would return for a "Homecoming” to reconnect with old neighbors.


Harlem River Houses Health Clinic
Harlem River Houses was built equipped with a health care facility on site.
Photo taken by NYCHA Photographers on March 7, 1939.



Harlem River Houses Nursery
Working families at Harlem River Houses enjoyed the convenience of having
a nursery/day care center at their development.
Photo taken by NYCHA Photographers on March 7, 1939.



Harlem River Houses playground
Harlem River Houses sits on 7.39 acres that blends landmark buildings and
park-like open spaces.



Harlem River Houses courtyard
In 1975, the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation declared Harlem River Houses an architectural landmark for the innovative design of the large courtyards
and open spaces.