Kavanagh Celebrates NYCHA’s 75th Anniversary at Gracie Mansion
August 3, 2009
On August 3, 2009, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chair John Rhea, NYCHA board members and staff, about a dozen elected officials from throughout the city, hundreds of NYCHA residents and tenant leaders, and other special guests for a barbecue celebration at Gracie Mansion to commemorate the 75th anniversary of New York City’s first public housing. It was a joyful event where attendees enjoyed good music, great food, and the pleasant views up and down the East River from Gracie Mansion’s backyard.
Kavanagh was delighted to see so many residents of the 74th Assembly District at the celebration, including tenant association leaders from Lower East Side II, Lower East Side Rehab Group V, Campos Plaza, Strauss Houses, and 344 East 28th Street.