New York Housing Complexes and Their Famous and Notable Residents

By - Thursday, June 28th, 2012

“Puff up a lung, where I’m from, Marcy son. Ain’t nothin’ nice…” Thanks to hip hop anthems, places like Marcy Projects and Queensbridge are as familiar as many famous tourist attractions and historic sites around New York City. Mass Appeal has compiled a list of notorious housing complexes and their notable past residents. Check out a few of our favorites below and check out the full list here. Marcy Housing | Park and Marcy Avenues – Brooklyn, NY Notable Residents: Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, Sauce Money, Jaz-O Queensbridge Houses | Vernon Blvd – Queens, NY Notable Residents: Marley Marl,Cormega, Poet, Hot Day,Littles, Capone, Nas, Mobb Deep, Ron Artest, MC Shan, Craig G, Roxanne Shante, Tragedy Khadafi, DJ LES, Jappy Jap Walt Whitman Houses | 130 St Edwards St, – Brooklyn, NY Notable Residents: ODB, Dana Dane, Just-Ice, Raekwon Stapleton Houses | Gordon Street – Staten Island, NY Notable Residents: Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Trife Da God, Shyheim and GP Wu Soundview Houses | Seward Avenue – Bronx, NY Notable Residents: KRS-One, The Jazzy 5 MC’s, Lord Tariq and Big Pun Source: Mass Appeal

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