178 East 101st Street

Number of apartments: 10

Year opened: 1994

Year originally built: 1910

This building was the home of actor and community activist, Cicely Tyson. In 1994, when Cicely Tyson spoke during the rededication ceremony of her childhood home, Ms. Tyson’s words reflected a love of her East Harlem community: “To have some place memorialized in that manner means more t o me than I can verbalize,” she said. “It is not a structure that glorifies the name Cicely Tyson. It is a structure that is providing homes for the homeless and low-income people, and that is simply the most rewarding thing that I can have happen.”