Today in LES History: Rezoning Plan Helps Pave the Way for Creation of Vladeck Houses

Posted on: March 16th, 2015 at 8:33 am by

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Willaimsburg Bridge and Corlears Hook, ca. 1947; Photo: NYS Digital Archives

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1938 – A public hearing for a Lower East Side rezoning plan was held, paving the way for the first municipally-subsidized public housing projects in the United States. It would be another year before wide-scale demolition commenced at Corlear’s Hook, clearance that eventually led to construction of the Vladeck Houses.

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