266 West 96 Street (MTA site)

Address: 266 West 96 Street
Block: 1243
Lot: 57
Landmark Status: No

Contact

Laura Jervis, President
West Side Federation of Senior and Supportive Housing
2345 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
(T) 212-721-6032
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Summary of site plans and status

266 West 96 Street is the site of a nonactive MTA substation. The West Side Federation of Senior and Supportive Housing (WSFSH) (in collaboration with Council Member Gale Brewer) is working to develop affordable housing at this location. The units will be rented to families and senior citizens from the neighborhood. This building is not a participant in the New York/New York supportive housing initiative.

As of winter 2007, the following steps to secure the site have been taken at the behest of Council Member Brewer: the MTA transferred title to the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). DCAS conveyed the property to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).

The other two property owners on the site include the Salvation Army at 268 West 96 Street, and the Midtown NAACP at 270 West 96 Street. They are collaborating with WSFSH.

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