Lives Of NYC’s Public Housing [Photo Essay]

Yvonne Shields, Sous-Chef NYCHA Resident: Highbridge Gardens (Bronx) Credit: City Limits

By number, it’s a city – a large one. As of this past January, 403,736 people live in 2,596 apartment buildings owned and run by the New York City Housing Authority. That population is bigger than Miami, Oakland and Tulsa.

NYCHA buildings do not comprise a city of course. But their people, history, importance and problems are no less critical and complicated.

See this amazing photo essay published on-line by City Limits:

We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA

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