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KING, MARTIN LUTHER JR. TOWERS
90 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10026
(212) 722-8561 Fax (212) 426-8447


Street Boundaries
Lenox Avenue/5th Avenue
West 115th Street/West 112th Street
Subway Lines
2, 3 to 116th Street – walk 1 block to
115th Street and Lenox Avenue
Bus Lines
M7 and M102 to 116th Street and Lenox Avenue – walk
1 block to Lenox Avenue and 115th Street

NAMED AFTER: MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. (1929-1968) – An American Baptist minister whose eloquence and commitment to nonviolent tactics, led him to set up the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which formed the foundation of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Among the many peaceful demonstrations he led was the 1963 March on Washington, at which he delivered his "I have a Dream" speech. He won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, four years before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. King Towers is in Manhattan.


SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Towers in Manhattan has 10 buildings, 13 and 14-stories high. There are 1,373 apartments housing an estimated 3,325 residents. The 13.75-acre site was completed October 31, 1954 and is between West 112th and West 115th Streets, Lenox and Fifth Avenues.