The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence

Building Overview

Location 475 West 57th Street, New York, NY   view map
Housing Type Permanent
Opened 1996
Units 178
Residents Elderly, low-income working professionals and people living with HIV/AIDS
On-site Services
  • Case management, recreational activities, self-sufficiency workshops provided by The Actors Fund
  • On-site, free medical clinic
Special Features
  • Multi-purpose community room
  • Rooftop terrace
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer and dishwasher equipped
  • 24-hour security
  • Most units are shared with 1 - 2 roommates

Breaking Ground partnered with The Actors Fund in 1996 to create this shared housing community in Midtown Manhattan. The 30-story building provides 178 units of supportive housing to special low-income groups including seniors, working professionals and people living with HIV/AIDS. Unlike other Breaking Ground residences, at the Friedman, two to three tenants share a single apartment with private bedrooms and a common living room and kitchen. All apartments are equipped with a dishwasher and washer/dryer. 

Breaking Ground as property manager operates the building, providing maintenance, security, marketing, intake and administrative services. The Actors Fund offers onsite supportive services for building tenants that include referrals to community resources, entitlement program advocacy, coordination of home care and medical services, and support groups. On-site medical services are available to all residents through the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.

Please click here for more information about the Friedman Residence Reasonable Accommodation Policy.


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Virtual Tour

  • The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence rises 30 stories above 57th street.

  • Rooftop courtyard of the Friedman Residence.

  • Hallway and mailboxes in the Friedman building.

  • Common living space shared among residents of the Friedman.

  • Example room in a Friedman studio apartment.