“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Jerome Robbins

October 11, 1918 – July 29, 1998


—117 East 81st Street, Manhattan —

Jerome Robbins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 8, 2018
1. Jerome Robbins Marker
Inscription. Jerome Robbins
October 11, 1918 – July 29, 1998
117 East 81st Street, Manhattan

Internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and director Jerome Robbins lived and worked here from 1967 to 1998. Many of the more than 60 ballets he created – including Fancy Free, Afternoon of a Faun, and Dances at a Gathering - remain in the repertories of New York City Ballet and other major dance companies. His ballets and Broadway shows, including On the Town, West Side Story, Peter Pan, Gypsy and Fiddler on the Roof, continue to bring the artistry of dance to millions worldwide through stage, television and motion pictures. The recipient of numerous awards, including two Academy Awards for the film West Side Story, Robbins’ gift of royalties to the dance Division of the New York Public Library for Performing Arts, and his establishment of a foundation in 1957, ensured that his legacy fosters the cultural life of New York City and the World.

Historic Landmarks Preservation Center

Erected 2017 by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions marker series.
Location. 40° 46.599′ N, 73° 57.513′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 81st Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map.
117 East 81st Street image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 8, 2018
2. 117 East 81st Street
The marker is to the right of the right-side entrance.
Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 East 81st Street, New York NY 10028, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ada Louise Huxtable (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pale Male (about 600 feet away); Regis High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Park Avenue Christian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Upper East Side Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1025 Park Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (approx. ¼ mile away); Cultural Services of The French Embassy (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .  Jerome Robbins: In His Own Words (, 3.5 mins.). (Submitted on December 8, 2018.)
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
<i>Jerome Robbins in "Fancy Free"</i> image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the New York Public Library, 1944
3. Jerome Robbins in "Fancy Free"
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on December 8, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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