City Ventures Fund

The Dorothy Day Apartments

The Dorothy Day Apartments
The Dorothy Day Apartments
The Conservancy's City Ventures Fund provided a grant of $50,000 for the fabrication and installation of a 225-linear-foot fiberglass cornice and $10,000 for restoration of the entrance portico.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was the keynote speaker at the February 2004 opening of Dorothy Day Apartments, a stately apartment building overlooking the Hudson River. Vacant for several years, it has been re-developed as low-income housing by Broadway Housing Communities. Conservancy Board member, The Reverend Canon Frederick B. Williams, presided over the event, at which the Conservancy was one of many funders thanked for its support.

Named for a New York activist for peace and social justice, Dorothy Day Apartments is a handsome, turn-of-the-century apartment building at 135th Street and Riverside Drive. Broadway Housing Communities has converted it to 70 apartments for low-income families, a childcare center for resident and neighborhood children, and space for employment training services and educational, cultural, and technology programs.