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Farragut Housing Post site-visit reflection #3

The visit to the Farragut housing again was very resourceful the notes I’ve taken are really going to help me in the project. We had the opportunity to spend time with Cyriaca Decaille, the property manager of the Farragut Housing complex and ask tons of questions, I was able to take notes on what we saw and the answers to the questions we asked her. This will defiantly help our project since it’s on the youth and education and the programs they are providing to help the residents in the Farragut Housing.

  • Went inside the lobby of the management office
  • of flyers offering services and help for the residents
  • Gates were put up just to keep off the grass to keep the area clean
  • The smoke coming out the tube popping out of the grown was from a tunnel through the building to keep the building warm and extra heat out
  • there is no section 8, because they’re with the federal government
  • programs for training, tutoring, get help with substance abuse, English second language
  • Up the block are always on the news, but not the Farragut housing crime rates not so high
  • With resident watch it helps keep the building safe & clean but only 4 out of the 10 have them and it’s working
  • The schools like Ps 307 are zoned schools so a majority of the kids from the Farragut housing do go there
  • The church named church of the open door , pastor is helpful and involved with the residents
  • In order to apply for the Farragut housing or any housing you’ll need 30% income
  • They have different type of rooms from studio bed rooms to 6 bedrooms for big families
  • Once someone moves they have to fix & clean the rooms for the new owners
  • They don’t have important documents on site like blue prints, you’ll need to head to 250 Broadway, Manhattan NY
  • They never remove the window guards for residents safety
  • Only if placing in an air conditioner but would need someone to install them in permanently
  • There’s always opportunity for jobs in the neighborhood
  • Prince Street is the barrier of rich and poor
  • The main street where they had a Duane read and other stores and markets were replaced with other sky buildings
  • They do have stores like name brands but they can’t afford it
  • The fire alarms seen outside do not work but they do inspect in the apartments for the fire alarm
  • During the summer residents get awards for their gardens
  • In the apartments they don’t have dryers because it’s a fire hazard but in the laundry room they have one
  • Best place in the building is in the middle because when it rains the first floor apartments water gets backed up and on the top floor apartments they experience leaking
  • When applying for housing you can pick the borough but not exact location to be placed
  •  In the interview they need to have a job, verify income and no criminal records

We asked if she believed if it’s a positive or negative idea to build more buildings in the area for residence. She disagrees because the residence that have been living there for years would be afraid they will be kicked out but that will never be the case.


I enjoyed my visit to Vinegar Hill & the Farragut Houses, but not so much the walking. I was pretty surprised in how cleaned they kept the projects. Bumped into a few neighbors from the neighborhood for example that one lady who insist of us standing on her property and yelling to us to get away and from the young man who lived in the projects that was friendly and just observing at what we were looking at when we passed by his home.  I’m hoping next time we go it isn’t raining so we can have a different perspective on how the neighbors are in the projects for example if they like to come out and play basketball or in the playground. I’m also excited to sketch more historic buildings.

Pre-visit reflection

n advance of our visit to the Farragut Houses, what are your thoughts on the visit and the observation and documentation you’ll be doing? What do you feel excited or nervous about? What do you imagine you’ll discover or learn about?

I haven’t heard of the Farragut houses before today and I walk around New York a lot, I’m also learning more about my city during tours with my company at Gray line New York City Sightseeing , where the tour guys really know there history of New York. I’m excited to find out more about this past of Brooklyn I love the details in the old buildings.  I lived in projects before and I know a bunch of friends and family members who also live in the projects.  So I doubt I’ll be surprise with what we see, but who knows because all projects locations are not the same,  some projects are really clean and the neighbors are nice and some really aren’t. I haven’t been to this location before but I’m excited to find out something new. I hope we find out the actual meaning of the projects because I tried to do some research and got stuck with the story about the immigrants moving to NYC. My drating skills are pretty alright,  I’m excited to see what we end up drawing and learning today.