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ROBINSON, JACKIE
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


Street Boundaries
Lexington Ave./Park Ave.
East 128th St./East 129th St.
Subway Lines
4, 5, 6 to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue –
walk to 128th Street and Lexington Avenue
Bus Lines
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.