Dattner Architects celebrated the grand opening of Concern Bergen on June 30th with Concern for Independent Living, Inc., New York State Commissioners and Assemblywomen, and several residents. The event began with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, and followed with meeting the residents, honoring remarks, and a site tour. Scott M. Stringer, New York City Comptroller, stated “Projects like this one [Concern Bergen] strengthen our communities and move our city forward. Supportive housing is critical, and with the launch of this new development, we’re taking another step in the right direction. This will be a difference-maker – it will change lives.” This seven-story building provides 55 supportive and handicap accessible studio apartments and 35 affordable one- and two-bedroom units. Residents are supported with 24/7 on-site staff with services designed to help participants gain and maintain the skills necessary for them to live independently and successfully in the community. Various amenities include a large community room, computer room, fitness room, laundry room, and lounges. Additionally, residents have access to a landscaped rear yard that provides patio seating and a vegetable garden. We are honored to design affordable and supportive housing in New York City.