Bland Houses is a 6.19 acre low-income New York City Housing Association development with 5 buildings featuring 400 apartments that house almost 900 residents in Flushing. The Bland is located on the outskirts of Downtown Flushing. Bland Houses is named after James Alan Bland an African American music composer & minstrel singer in the late 1800’s, who is a native of Flushing. Bland was known as the “World’s Greatest Minstrel Man.” The Bland is located on the outskirts of Downtown Flushing.
Pictured is the Paths Of Peace Garden located on the border of College Point Boulevard & Roosevelt Ave. The Garden was created by tenant Gloria Florez, after a couple of violent shootings in 2011.
Money Monsters Inc. holds an annual summer barbecue in the Bland Houses.