Smith Houses under construction -- the tall grayish buildings to the
right of the Brooklyn Bridge, January 19, 1950. ID# 02.003.11282
I hope you'll check out "PUBLIC HOUSING: New York Transformed 1939-1967" on our website at http://www.laguardiawagnerarchive.lagcc.cuny.edu/NYCHA_PHOTO_GALLERY.aspx
The exhibit uses the La Guardia and Wagner Archives unparalleled collection of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) photo negatives with commentary by Professor Joel Schwartz to document the history of public housing and how it changed the fabric of New York City. The photos are not only of public housing, but of the buildings, people and street life of the neighborhoods before public housing was built.
It is now a highlight on the Archives' NYCHA web page http://www.laguardiawagnerarchive.lagcc.cuny.edu/COLLECTIONS.aspx?ViwType=1&ColID=2, where you can see more photos of public housing and New York City.
Please leave a comment if you would like to know more about the NYCHA Collection or the history of public housing in New York City history.