Hallway Meeting

Description: Building residents meeting in the hallway of a squat at 90th St and Columbus Ave. Date: February 1970 Creator:

Tyrone Holland

Description: Memorial protest for Tyrone Holland, a 6 year old who fell to his death down 15 stories of an

Operation Move-In

Description: Poster requesting support for families facing evicition from buildings squatted as part of Operation Move-In. Date: circa 1970 Creator:

March on Washington

Description: Met Council on Housing delegation to the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which filled two railway

Rally at City Hall

Description: A demonstration by the Committee to Save Our City’s Homes at City Hall for rent control and repairs. This


Description: The Metcalf-Baker Fair Housing Law was passed in 1961 and barred discrimination in private housing In New York State.

Stuyvesant Town

Description: Stuyvesant Town was built as a result of a public-private development partnership orchestrated by city planner Robert Moses. The

Penn Station South

Description: Jane Wood, a founder of Met Council on Housing, led the ultimately unsuccessful fight against the Penn Station South

Decent Housing

Description: Publication by Leif Johnson and the Met Council Community Improvement Fund, Inc. detailing a proposal for ending New York

Lower Manhattan Expressway

Description: The Lower Manhattan Expressway was a Robert Moses project, orginally proposed in the 1940s, which would have leveled parts

Save Our City’s Homes

Description: English and Spanish language posters for a demonstration at City Hall to demand an end to the housing shortage

Moses Must Go!

Description: An open letter to Mayor Robert Wagner from the Met Council on Housing demands a new approach to urban

Program for Urban Renewal

Description: First page of Met Council on Housing’s position statement on urban renewal. The organization brought together neighborhood groups from


Description: Publication of the Urban Renewal Administration, an amendment of the Title I Housing Act of 1949. The Title I

Jane Wood

Description: Dedication of Jane Wood’s Way (West 19th Street). Date: Undated Creator: Unknown Original Format: Black and White photograph, 3.5 x 4.5

Jane Wood

Description: Jane Wood, center, at a Chelsea Coalition on Housing rally. Date: Undated Creator: Unknown Original Format: Color photograph, 3.5 x 5

Jane Wood

Description: Jane Wood, second from right, at a Chelsea Coalition on Housing rally in support of a rent striking building. Date:

Bess Stevenson

Description: Bess Stevenson, right, with an unidentified speaker at a Met Council on Housing Assembly meeting. Date: Nov 17, 1986 Creator: Becket

Bess Stevenson

Description: Bess Stevenson, second from left, with the Harlem branch of Met Council on Housing at a rally in Washington D.C.

Cooper Square Committee

Description: Cooper Square Committee newsletter discussing the developments regarding the Alternative Plan for Cooper Square. Date: Jun 1963 Creator: Cooper Square

Jane Benedict

                                  Description: Spanish and English

Jane Benedict

  Description: Jane Benedict at a sit-in at the office of New York State Senator Earl Brydges to protest vacancy decontrol. 

Jane Benedict

  Description: Jane Benedict discusses the arrangements for the day in a bus en route to Alabny, NY for Met Council