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307 Sutter Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
(718) 498-0680 Fax (718) 495-6902

Street Boundaries
Belmont Avenue/Sutter Avenue
Rockaway Avenue/Mother Gaston Boulevard
Subway Lines
3 to Rockaway Avenue and Livonia Avenue
L to Sutter Avenue
Bus Lines
B14, B60 to Mother Gaston Boulevard and Rockaway Avenue

NAMED AFTER: LANGSTON HUGHES (1902-1967) – African-American poet born in Joplin, Missouri. He recalled as a child curling up in his grandmother's lap listening to her stories which taught him to grow up courageous with a will to fight for his beliefs. She also taught him to judge a man by his actions, not by the color of his skin, and that all people deserved to be free. A major figure in the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes depicted African-American life in his poems. His collections of verse include "The Weary Blues" and "One-Way Ticket." Among his other works are plays, children's books and novels. Hughes Houses is in Brooklyn.
Langston Hughes Apartments in Brooklyn consists of three, 22-story buildings with 508 apartments housing some 1,357 residents. Completed June 30, 1968 on 5.56-acres, the Brooklyn development is bordered by Mother Gaston Boulevard, Rockaway, Sutter and Belmont Avenues.