Tag: Harlem River Houses

  • 555 Edgecombe Ave.

    555 Edgecombe Ave.

    This photo from the 1930s looks at the Harlem River Houses (newly built and highly desirable housing) from above and takes in Sugar Hill off in the distance. The Harlem River Houses are considered a prime example of social housing, produced by the government to provide indoor plumbing, heating, cooking, and outdoor space to low-income…

  • Testing Sites

    Testing Sites

    Harlem River Houses Because Harlem River Houses has been designated a historic site, the Historic Districts Council has weighed in on a renovation plan for the grounds of this NYCHA property. What does the HDC do? Well…The Historic Districts Council (HDC) reviews every public proposal affecting New York City’s landmarks and historic districts and provides…