VIDEO: Lands End Section 8 housing preserves character, affordability along the East River waterfront
Nestled around the footings of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, the aptly named Two Bridges neighborhood in Manhattan’s Lower East Side has housed immigrants for decades in tenement and public housing. Those years have not been kind to some properties; many are unlivable. While enthused to be offered new housing options, neighborhood residents asked that the construction preserve the area’s character and affordability.
The Lands End housing community scores on both. Constructed by L+M Development Partners, the two 26-floor towers were designed with input from residents who now like what they see. The Section 8 (low income) project was the city’s first. It was funded by Capital One and Fannie Mae, and created 490 units surrounded by plenty of open space and playgrounds.
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