Read about the First Houses, the LES housing complex where public housing began.

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Life In A Landmark: Pioneering Public Housing Site Shows Its Age – City Limits Magazine – CityLimits.orgMcQueen thinks only of trying to make it up the stairs as he slowly shuffles to his fourth floor apartment. There are no elevators here and he concentrates as he swings his legs on step after step, cradling his crutches in one hand and the railing in the next, slightly wheezing.