4. Celebrities and Celebrations at Affordable Housing Openings

Affordable New York A Housing Legacy Exhibit-Thomas Mellon-MCNY-Museum of the City of New York-NYC-7

Affordable housing was such an important part of civic life that the New York Fire Department band performed at the opening of one of New York City’s housing developments, while Brooke Astor and Lady Byrd Johnson also participated in public events, as shown in photographs in the exhibit.