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Creator: marcszar Upload Date: 2009-06-09
Last Update: Never File Type: Growable
Views: 6354 Category: Residential - MEGA
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The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) was created in 1934 in the midst of the Great Depression to provide badly-needed housing to New York City's many working families. At first the NYCHA focused on rehabilitating and remodeling existing tenements in the Lower East Side to transform them into public housing. Many of these early rebuilds - such as the "First Houses" - still survive and function as public housing today. By the late 1930s it was clear that large developments with new buildings would need to be built to keep up with demand.

In the 1930s and early 1940s, the NYCHA began construction of housing projects on a massive scale. These first few projects were actually low-rise apartment blocks, not the drab high-rise towers we associate with public housing today. It was only in the postwar era when the Corbusian "tower in the park" concept was adopted for most public housing in New York and the rest of the US.

Beginning in the 1970s and accelerating through the 1990s to today, most American cities have demolished their high-rise housing projects as politics and social and economic realities have changed the government's approach to public housing. Focus has shifted from the construction of high-rise towers to the provision of housing vouchers for private housing units instead. Some cities such as Baltimore, Chicago, and Detroit have demolished most of their high-rise housing projects and have begun replacing them with modern rowhouses, detached houses, or low-rise apartment blocks to provide a mix of subsidized and market-rate housing. So far New York City has resisted this trend. New York has experimented with the construction of smaller-scale mixed income housing, but the city has no plans to demolish its existing public housing for the foreseeable future.

There are six growable residential lots included in this set- each lot is named after (but does not necessarily resemble) a real housing project in New York City. Each lot has a different arrangement of housing blocks. The lots are CAMpatible but do not require the CAM to grow. They will only grow on high-density residential zones- it helps to hold down the CTRL key when zoning areas large enough for these lots. All six lots will be installed into your plugins folder when you run the installer; simply delete any lots you don't want after running the installer. This is the last of the three NYC public housing sets released on the LEX- for now. ;-)

See the readme for stats and other details.


(1) BSC Essentials - for the lot queries

(2) BSC Textures Vol. 1 - for the base and overlay textures

(3) BSC Textures Vol. 2 - for the base and overlay textures

(4) BSC Textures Vol. 3 - for the base and overlay textures

(5) BSC Mega Props SG Vol. 1 - for the lampposts

(6) BSC Mega Props CP Vol. 1 - for the hedges, fences, and other props

(7) BSC Mega Props Misc. Vol. 2 - for the lamppost light cones

(8) Colossus Addon Mod - recommended for better gameplay (optional)


Many thanks to the BSC team for their constant support, advice, testing, and feedback as well as to everyone who offered advice and comments on this project in my SC4D BAT thread.


willart0911 Hey! a have a problem. when i place the buildings, they have the \"no work\" symbol above and the description say, travel to work : long. What can i do? i have all this dependencies, but this still happens. how you did it guys? 2014-03-25
jaredtreasurehodge HE HE HE I was the first to comment this year...good work man 2013-01-28
rocker0259 i love these apartments 2012-08-13
deltafrost I LOVE New York buildings! This will be a GREAT addition to my cities! :) 2012-05-16
sejr99999 thank you absolutely spectacular completion to the low wealth part of NYC now we need 5th Ave etc 2010-11-11
palmtown thank you very much !! :D 2009-12-26
Ssean they have an unusual shape but a usual looking Thank you 2009-10-06
Hendrick4life Great Buildings, We need more Apartments!! 2009-06-26
firefighter57 I LOVE IT!!!!!! I hope this doesn\'t end up being the last one cause these are the best buildings you can get for SC4! Love NY buildings 2009-06-14
skycity92 Beautiful, just beautiful. 2009-06-12
Lwito as usual : fantastic work ! My city is under marcszar\'s influence ;) 2009-06-12
gottago excellent lots--they literally reek of NYC! 2009-06-12
clearlypowa great lots and few dependencies (most popular dependencies)... very nice job. Thnaks for sharing. 2009-06-11
Cockatoo-210893 You\'ve been making some really nice stuff... 2009-06-09
mike3775 Nice job Thanks 2009-06-09
SimNation Here at last here at last...thank god oh mighty it is hear at last. I have been itching for this one when you made the other 2 and said there was a 3rd part to it yet released. Looks Fantastic! 2009-06-09
ikhwan niceeeeeeeeeee 2009-06-09
SimGoober ANother fine pack of lots 2009-06-09
snickm Sweeeet. 2009-06-09