New Fitness Center Opens At East Harlem Public Housing Complex

Free-to-use fitness equipment has been installed on the lawn of an East Harlem public housing development as part of a first-of-its-kind program run by the New York City Housing Authority, city officials announced Thursday.

NYCHA is partnering with Mount Sinai Hospital and the Trust for Public Land to install the equipment at the Carver Houses development on Madison Avenue at East 103rd Street, city officials said. The fitness facility was designed through NYCHA’s Connected Communities program, which involved a two-year process of meeting with Carver residents to solicit ideas on how to best use the vacant space.