Consolidated With: Morris Park Citizen Home,
Park Ave.-East 122nd-123rd Sts., UPACA (Site 5 and 6)
2120 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10035
(212) 722-7880 Fax (212) 426-8448
Lexington Ave./Park Ave.
East 128th St./East 129th St.
4, 5, 6 to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue –
walk to 128th Street and Lexington Avenue
M101 to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue
M102 to 125th Street and Lenox Avenue
M1 to 129th Street and Madison Avenue
NAMED AFTER: JACKIE ROBINSON (1919-1972) – The first African-American to play in the major leagues. Robinson excelled in sports at the University of California, Los Angeles. He signed a minor league contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers farm team in Montreal in 1945 and in 1947 joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in what was a precedent-shattering move. A fierce competitor, daring base runner and solid hitter, Robinson led the Dodgers to six World Series appearances in his 10 years with the team. He was the first African-American in 1962 to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Robinson Houses is in Manhattan.
SITE STATISTICS AND DESCRIPTION:
Jackie Robinson Houses in Manhattan is an 8-story building with 189 apartments housing some 440 residents. Completed May 31, 1973, the 1.49-acre site is between East 128th and East 129th Streets, Lexington and Park Avenues.