February 1, 2018
Six New Yorkers kicked out of their homes 50 years ago to make way for urban renewal have finally returned home to the Frances Goldin Senior Apartments, the first building to open at Essex Crossing, a 1.9-million-square-foot development on the site of the old Seward Park Urban Renewal area.
“I am delighted that long-displaced tenants who want to come home are finally coming home, and that we are making good on a decades-old promise to revitalize this important corner of the Lower East Side,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The new building at 175 Delancey St. includes 99 apartments that are all affordable to low-income seniors. There’s also a senior center operated by Grand Street Settlement and NYU Langone’s Joan H. and Preston Robert Tisch Center.