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202 W 24th St, New York, NY View Map Down arrow

Built originally in 1904, The Christopher is the site of the former Robert McBurney YMCA, and was an important fixture in Manhattan’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood. Immortalized in the song “YMCA” by the Village People, the McBurney YMCA provided affordable accommodations for single working men, low-income individuals and merchant seamen. Andy Warhol and playwright Tennessee Williams were among the famous residents who took advantage of the YMCA’s affordable lodging and recreational facilities.

Rehabilitated by Breaking Ground in 2004, The Christopher provides 207 units of permanent supportive housing for low-income or formerly homeless adults and persons living with HIV/AIDS. The Christopher also houses a Foyer Program, a housing-based career development program targeting young adults ages 18-24 who are “aging out” of foster care or have experienced homelessness. Good Shepherd Services administers the Foyer Program, providing education, career and other assistance to residents. All services are specifically tailored to the circumstances of young adults preparing for independence.

A beautiful landscaped rooftop provides a serene respite from the din of the surrounding city.

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Overview

Housing Type
Permanent
Opened
2004
Units
207
Residents

Mix of low-income working persons and formerly homeless single adults, as well as 40 units for youth aging into adulthood in the Foyer program.

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Special Features
Amenities Green BuildingGreen Building/Green Roof
Amenities Fitness RoomFitness Room
Amenities Computer LabComputer Lab
Amenities LaundryLaundry/washer & dryer in unit
Amenities Security24-Hour Security
Project Cost
$32 million

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The Christopher

202 W 24th St
NY, New York
Open ed 2004| 207 Units