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The Times Square is Breaking Ground’s flagship supportive housing residence. When Breaking Ground acquired the building in 1991, the Times Square, a former grand hotel, was crime-ridden and in a state of shocking disrepair. The transformation of the building into the largest permanent supportive housing residence in the nation contributed to the revitalization of the Times Square neighborhood as a whole, and demonstrated a new approach to ending long-term urban homelessness.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Times Square has received several awards for its innovative programs and historic preservation and design and has been featured in national media including The New York Times, CBS’s 60 Minutes, and National Public Radio.

The Times Square combines permanent affordable housing and onsite supportive services for low-income and formerly homeless adults, persons with serious mental illness and persons living with HIV/AIDS.

A range of on-site social services provided by Breaking Ground’s social service partner, the Center for Urban Community Services. The building features a double-height lobby, which serves as a gallery for displaying the work of resident artists. The Top of the Times, a spacious community room on the top floor with sweeping views of the city, hosts tenant events and trainings.

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Overview

Housing Type
Permanent
Opened
1991
Units
652
Residents

Low-income and formerly homeless adults, persons with serious mental illness, and persons living with HIV/AIDS

On-Site Services
Special Features
Amenities Green BuildingGreen Building/Green Roof
Amenities Fitness RoomFitness Room
Amenities Computer LabComputer Lab
Amenities Bike StorageBike Storage
Amenities Security24-Hour Security
Amenities Art SpaceArts Studio
Amenities Community RoomCommunity/Multi-purpose Room
Amenities MedicalMedical Suite
Amenities LibraryLibrary
Amenities LaundryLaundry onsite
Project Cost
$50 million
Awards
The 28th Bard Award for Excellence in Architecture, 1997 Rudy Bruner Award for Excellence in the Urban Environment

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The Times Square

255 W 43rd St
NY, New York
Open ed 1991| 652 Units