Southeastern Queens:

Baisley Park Houses is a low-income New York City Housing Authority development in South Jamaica Queens. Baisley Park Houses is made up of five 8-story buildings with 385 apartments housing an estimated 1,057 people. Completed on April 30, 1961 it is on 7.48 acres bordered by the Long Island Rail Road, 116th Ave, Foch & Guy Brewer Blvd. For the past nine years nearby Baisley Pond Park has hosted the highly popular Southern Queens Gospel Fest.

Pictured is the brick facade sign located at the corner of 116th Ave & Guy Brewer Boulevard, considered by most the unofficial main entrance to the Baisley Park Houses.

In the 1980’s, the Supreme Team ran one of NYC’s most lucrative drug operations out of the Baisley Park Houses.

The History section is in collaboration with Steve Vazquez of Queenscapes.