Lefrak City is a mixed working class apartment development founded by Samuel LeFrak in 1960, in Corona, Queens. Lefrak City borders Junction Blvd, 57th Ave, 99th Street & the Long Island Expressway. The complex has 20 buildings and houses approximately 16,000 people. Each building is named by a different country. In the late 1970’s drugs flooded the complex and changed the idea of LeFrak City as a luxury living alternative to Manhattan. Today the complex however is experiencing a resurgence.
Pictured are the Argentina & Colombia towers located off the Horace Harding Expressway. The Argentina & Colombia tower were erected in 1963.
At the age of 14, LeFrak City native Kenny Anderson was considered one of the best basketball prospects from the New York City, ever.