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Samuel J. Lefrak

Lefrak Organization

1948 - 2003

Construction & Real Estate

1940 b. 1918
UndergraduateUniversity of Maryland
Born-Died1918 - 2003
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1940

Lefrak was the first private company participating in city-financed housing projects in the United States. His company completed several housing projects, such as King’s Bay in Brooklyn, Parc Vendome in Queens, and Lefrak City, a 40-acre, $150 million housing development, comprised of twenty 18-story buildings. Lefrak is credited with making several important contributions to the urban renewal of New York City.