Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy. Sept 18, 2015 – Feb 7, 2016
New York City has a long history of creating below-market housing for its residents. Today the city offers subsidized housing to families across a wide economic spectrum; more than 400,000 in public housing, and many more in privately or cooperatively owned apartments. With affordable housing a cornerstone of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, New York’s housing legacy—often overlooked and little understood—is more relevant than ever.
Affordable New York traces over a century of affordable housing activism, documenting the ways in which reformers, policy makers, and activists have fought to transform their city. A focus on current and future housing initiatives demonstrates how New Yorkers continue to promote subsidized housing as a way to achieve diversity, neighborhood stability, and social justice.
Read the press release.
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Opening Symposium Video
- "Revealing a Housing Legacy Hidden in Plain Sight" WestView News
- "Inside the Exhibit Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy at the Museum of the City of New York" Untapped Cities
- "A Long View of a Perennial Problem" Wall Street Journal
- "Tracing the History of Affordable Housing in New York City" Curbed
- "'Affordable New York: A House Legacy' exhibit examines NYC's subsidized housing history" amNewYork
- "Calling All History Buffs: The Museum of the City of New York's Affordable Housing Exhibit Opens Today" Brick Underground
From Our Blog
Admission to the Museum of the City of New York includes all exhibitions currently on view. The Museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
The exhibition is made possible by a grant from the
Additional support is provided by
Ronay and Richard Menschel
Richard Ravitch – The Richard Ravitch Foundation
With public support from
New York City Council
Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker
Rosie Mendez, Council Member
New York State Association for Affordable Housing
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll
John Camiolo, John James Benefits
Hercules Argyriou/Mega Contracting
A. Esteban & Company/Chris Esteban
Forsyth Street Advisors
Mountco Construction & Development
OMNI New York
PMS Construction Management
Fran and Glenn Schor/Treeline Companies
Anderson Kill & Olick
Michael Borruto General Contractor, Inc.
DDM Development and Services
The Arker Companies
DP Group General Contractors
Bruce W. Jaffe/MG Engineering
Henry Landsman/HLS Builders
M. Melnick & Co.
RBA Group New York
Rodkin Cardinale, Consulting Engineers
Sydelle Knepper, SKA Marin