New York City needs a public housing renaissance

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If you want to contemplate a healthy future for public housing in the United States, you could visit Brooklyn’s Ingersoll Houses, a cluster of red brick apartment buildings completed in 1944. The 20 buildings, ranging from six to 11 stories, occupy a 23-acre site in Fort Greene, squeezed between Myrtle Avenue and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. There’s an old-fashioned charm to the complex, with its mature shade trees and meandering pathways”

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