The Lee

Building Overview

Location 133 Pitt Street, New York, NY   view map
Housing Type Permanent
Opened 2010
Units 262 (55 Foyer units)
  • 104 formerly homeless single adults, many with special needs
  • 103 low-income working adults from the Lower East Side
  • 55 Foyer youth
On-site Services Case management, recreational activities, self-sufficiency workshops
Special Features
  • Green building: anticipated LEED silver certification, high performance boilers, ventilation and lighting systems that maximize natural light and solar heat, drought-resistant landscaping, water-saving fixtures, green roof, and bike storage
  • Gym
  • Computer lab
  • Community and outdoor spaces
  • 24-hour security
Project Cost $59 million

Located on the corner of Pitt and Houston Streets on the Lower East Side, this 12-story building is both a design standout and a seamless addition to a dynamic neighborhood. The Lee is home to a mix of homeless adults with special needs (HIV/AIDS, chronic mental illness), low-income workers, many of whom are from the community, and 55 young adults who were at high risk of homelessness at the time they aged out of the foster care system.

Many tenants make use of extensive bike storage in the courtyard, riding to the store, to the subway, or in neighboring Hamilton Fish Park, and blending in with the long-time locals, immigrant newcomers and trendy hipsters who make the neighborhood what it is today.


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Virtual Tour

  • Exterior courtyard garden at the Lee

  • Studio apartment at the Lee

  • Lobby of the building

  • Fitness center at the Lee