|Co-op City in the Bronx under construction in the early 1970s|
Fifty years ago, on December 10, 1968, the first families moved into Co-op City in the Bronx. Within five years, it would become the largest cooperative apartment complex ever built.
James took a deep dive into the history of the project for Curbed, examining the legacy of New York's efforts to build limited-equity housing to help alleviate the city's middle-class housing woes.
You can read the story at https://ny.curbed.com/2018/12/5/18126231/co-op-city-rental-apartment-prices-history-nyc.
Meanwhile, if you're dying to own a construction photo of Co-op City, the image above is available from Walmart, of all places, for a mere $62.73 -- a bargain!
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