Lecture – Eastwood and the History of Affordable Housing in New York City

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Eastwood and the History of Affordable Housing in New York City

– Free and open to the Public 

Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m.

524 Main Street

New York Public Library – Roosevelt Island Branch 


A part of Roosevelt Island’s first phase of residential development that opened in 1975, the Eastwood building (now known as Roosevelt Landings) is renowned as a milestone in affordable housing.


In this lecture, architect Matthias Altwicker who is Associate Professor and Chair at the School of Architecture and Design of the New York Institute of Technology, will discuss the fascinating history of Eastwood and the contributions of its designer, noted architect Josep Lluís Sert, then Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Mr. Altwicker will also discuss the origins and progress of affordable housing in New York City.

The lecture, free and open to the public, is the first in RIHS’s annual series of Fall Lectures.

DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island or the NYC Ferry (Astoria route). Take the island’s free Red Bus or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society promotes awareness of our Island’s unique story and pursues preservation of its landmarks and artifacts.