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August 16, 2013 04:30PM
By Adam Pincus

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Clason Point Gardens

Clason Point Gardens

From the August issue: 1940: NYCHA files plans for first garden-style homes

The New York City Housing Authority filed building plans for its first low-rise, garden-style apartment homes — and its first project in the Bronx — 73 years ago this month.

Officials with the city’s public housing agency proposed spending $2.2 million to build Clason Point Gardens, a development of mostly two-story row houses for more than 400 families in the Soundview section of the South Bronx. [more]