South Bronx Resurgence: St. Ann’s Terrace

When the 2010 census figures came out, they showed that the Bronx had gained 52,458 people over the prior decade, more than any other New York City borough, and more than any other county in New York State except for Suffolk County, on Long Island, which has 22 times more land area. How is the Bronx growing so rapidly? One reason is the phenomenal growth of affordable housing construction made possible by two factors, first, the dwindling availability of large lots left over from a generation ago when the Bronx was burning, and second, in the South Bronx, very little of the anti-development NIMBYism that stifles progress in many parts of the city.

This series of photos shows the rebirth of the South Bronx through one new affordable housing development that fills an entire block. This is the construction of St. Ann’s Terrace, which has 641 apartments reserved for households with a mixture of incomes, plus ground floor retail space and underground parking. The complex, which fills the block bounded by St. Ann’s and Eagle Avenues and E. 156th and 159th Streets, officially opened on Oct. 26, 2011. Since it opened too late for the 2010 census, the new residents of this block will help buoy the Bronx population figures nine years from now, in 2020.

July 19, 2009

October 18, 2009

November 14, 2009

April 10, 2010

August 13, 2010

May 15, 2011

November 20, 2011

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