Real Estate Development & Projects 

Multi-Dwelling Developments

  • 1982 – Concourse Plaza, 298 Units of senior housing
  • 1985 – Andrew Freedman Home, 100 Units of Adult Home residential housing
  • 1989 – Morris Avenue, 101 Units of non-elderly low-income housing tax credits
  • 1991 – Louise Chazin, 45 Units of non-elderly low-income housing tax credits
  • 1991 – Ogden/Plimpton/Summit, 238 Units of non-elderly low-to-moderate-income housing for previously homeless families
  • 1992 – Billingsley Terrace, 26 Units of non-elderly low-income housing tax credits
  • 1993 – Fannie Lou Hamer, 75 Units of senior housing
  • 1995 – Grand Concourse East, 168 Units of non-elderly low-income housing
  • 1998 – Eugene Smilovic, 79 Units of senior housing

Economic Development

  • 1995 – Opened Family Preservation Center
  • 1995 – Neighborhood Franchise Project launched to link greater variety of franchises to the South Bronx
  • 2003 – Development of Commercial space at 900 Grand Concourse (Concourse Plaza)
  • 2005 – 161st Business Improvement District signed into law
  • 2007 – Creation of Commercial space at 274 Bonner Place (Morris Avenue)
  • 2010 – Development of Freedman on the Concourse Catering Hall
  •  2010 – Creation of Grand Real Estate business
  • 2011 – Development of Freedman on the Concourse Bed & Breakfast


  • 1973 – Incorporated
  • 1973 – 1977 – Established seven senior centers
  • 1974 – Lead agency in Interagency Coordinating Council/DFTA
  • 1977 – Initiated Project Homebound, program for homebound elderly / Meals-on-Wheels
  • 1987 – Initiated Project Work Prepared, work-training for public assistance recipients
  • 1992 – Comprehensive Community Revitalization Program, large scale effort to improve quality of life in the community
  • 1992 – Launched Neighborhood Advisory Council, a community advocacy group
  • 1993 – Designated lead agency for Neighborhood Based Alliance by NYS
  • 1993 – Family Preservation Center launched
  • 1995 – Initiated innovative Head Start featuring both center-based and in-home satellite programs
  • 1995 – Neighborhood Preservation Program
  • 1995 – Initiated first of several innovative afterschool programs in partnerships with or funded by various city & state agencies
  • 1995 – Opened Job Resource Center
  • 1996 – Neighborhood Partners Initiative, innovative comprehensive community revitalization program focused on 6 block area
  • 1997 – Empowerment Zone employment training launched
  • 1997 – Lead agency in Bronx designation as All America City
  • 2000 – Early Learning Center opens, 89 children
  • 2001 – HIV Scattersite Program opens
  • 2003 – Senior Options program launched
  • 2004 – Launch of Community Technology Center
  • 2005 – Freedman on the Concourse catering business launched
  • 2012 -- Expansion of the Early Childhood Programs via Early Learn
  • 2012 -- Concourse Plaza Wellness Center for Adults launched (DFTA Senior Center)



From human services to housing development, from economic revitalization to community empowerment, all the programs and initiatives of the Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council (MBSCC) are designed to accomplish the following goals:

  • To enhance the quality of life for residents of the South Bronx
  • To ensure they are afforded the opportunity for economic and social well-being that will enable them to remain in the community and live with dignity for themselves and their surroundings
  • To encourage them to become vocal, active and positive contributors to, and forces in their community


Freedman on the Concourse Guest Rooms

Situated just 20 minutes from New York's Times Square, yet nestled on a scenic avenue with quiet elegance, this charming, ten room guest house is the perfect escape after exploring the city's shops, museums and local parks.

Our delightful, 1920s themed rooms are elegantly restored and conveniently located on the historic Grand Concourse in the Bronx, just minutes from Yankee Stadium. Enjoy beverages and light fare in our vintage speakeasy lounge. Play croquet and badminton on our expansive lawn, then retire comfortably to one of our beautiful bedrooms that boast en-suite baths. Soak in a relaxing tub at the end of your day’s adventures.  Join us each morning for a delicious, complimentary, continental breakfast before heading off once again.

Our guest rooms and event spaces are part of the Andrew Freedman Complex Residential Integrated Culinary & Hospitality (RICH) Initiative, a 12 week, comprehensive program, designed to increase employability of local residents by professionally training and certifying participants in the hospitality and culinary trades.

So come stay with us for a modest price and empower community residents at the same time!

Freedman on the Concourse Guest Rooms
BRONX, NY 10452 

blossoming tree 

Wooden Face

romare bearden

In collaboration with The Bronx Arts Alliance, The Andrew Freedman played host to We Are Still Here - Art in the Bronx, a recent exhibition that featured the work of 25 artists, representing 13 art organizations. The show also included two works by famed artist, Romare Bearden. The exhibit was part of a special Bronx Armory Show event, which ran in March 2013.

Next Exhibition - "Brimming On the Edge" - Bronx Week 2013!!!!

900 Grand Concourse - Bronx, NY

Tel: (718) 588-8200

Fax: (718) 681-3824

Mid-Bronx Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Program.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

1-800-662-1220 (TTY)

1-800-421-1220 (Voice)

"When the founders of Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council first came together in the early 1970s, it seemed as if everyone believed it was possible to change the world, and necessary.  We certainly believed it!  We were a diverse group of activists - parents, social workers, business people, representatives from many different faith-based institutions and from many different ethnic groups.  We understood that there was a lot of work that needed to be done. Our response was to roll up our sleeves and do it."

Jeanette Puryear, President & CEO
Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council