In the early 1940s, Met Life and the city of New York relocated 11,000 families, knocked down 600 buildings, and erected one of the city's most iconic rental apartment complexes: Stuyvesant Town. Fittingly for giant developments in New York, the 35-building project was controversial from the beginning, with neighborhood residents upset at the lack of public input and the haste at which Stuy Town was approved. But it's withstood the test of time, angry neighbors, a slew of lawsuits and money issues, and 13 pages of Curbed posts, so in honor of renters week, we bring you 13 historic photos of Stuy Town. Have more to add? Send them to the tipline.
· Stuy Town coverage [Curbed]
· Renters Week 2012 [Curbed]