A view of the Penn South Mitchell-Lama apartments in Chelsea at twilight from the street.
Penn South Apartments were built (though not exclusively) for workers of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. The complex opened in 1962 and has 2,820 units. (Eden, Janine and Jim / Flickr)

NYC’s Affordable ‘Social Housing’ Is Fading

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