The Prince George

Building Overview

Location Manhattan   view map
Housing Type Permanent
Opened 1999
Units 416
Residents Low-income adults, formerly chronically homeless, and persons living with HIV/AIDS
On-Site Services Case management, recreational activities, self-sufficiency workshops provided by the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)
Special Features
  • Restored Prince George Ballroom event space
  • Partnership with Community Supported Agriculture program brings fresh, organic, affordable produce to tenants
  • Computer lab
  • Art studio and gallery
  • Rooftop garden
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • 24-hour security
Awards The 2003 World Habitat Award
Project Cost $40 million

Built in 1904, the Prince George was once one of New York City’s premier hotels. After many years of decline and neglect, it was rehabilitated by Common Ground and reopened in 1999 to provide 416 units of affordable housing for low-income and formerly homeless adults and persons living with HIV/AIDS. The Prince George is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2005, Common Ground completed the restoration of the building’s 5,000-square-foot Neo-Renaissance ballroom. Working with four other non-profit groups, including Alpha Workshops, Parsons School of Design, Brooklyn High School of Preservation Arts, and YouthBuild, the Neo-Renaissance ballroom was completed as a design-build project by Beyer Blinder Belle Architects. The Prince George Ballroom is now an event venue, available for rental with proceeds supporting the expansion of Common Ground’s housing development work. World Monuments Fund has located its permanent exhibition space at the entry foyer/gallery, designed and built by architecture students of the Parsons School of Design.

Individualized case management services are provided on-site by Center for Urban Community Services.

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Virtual Tour

  • Formerly a hotel, the Prince George features a beautifully restored lobby.

  • One of the Prince George’s studio apartments.

  • View from the doorway of another Prince George apartment.

  • Seating on Prince George’s roof terrace.