Two Bridges Tower

82 Rutgers Slip, Manhattan


Units: 128

Residents: low- and moderate-income, 30% formerly homeless households

Partners: Two Bridges Neighborhood Council

Two Bridges Tower is a 198-unit building located between the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges on South Street in Lower Manhattan. Settlement Housing Fund developed the Two Bridges Tower with the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council. The project integrates formerly homeless and working families of low- to moderate-income, an after-school program for children, and other community programs for adults and seniors provided by Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and Hamilton Madison House.

The Tower is part of the larger Two Bridges Urban Renewal Area. Settlement Housing Fund, along with Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, was actively involved in developing 1,350 apartments across six sites in the Urban Renewal Area. Today this area epitomizes both the diversity and ever-changing nature of the New York City real estate market. Public housing, privately owned affordable housing, and hundred-year-old walk ups surround what will be market-rate apartments that include affordable units.