New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
that if you become a teacher, by your pupils you’ll be taught”
From “Getting To Know You” (The King and I)
Music by Richard Rodgers-Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) attended P.S.166 from 1911 to 1916, and it was here that he nurtured his love for music.
As America’s greatest lyric composer, Rodgers wrote over 900 songs and the scores to 40 Broadway musicals.
In June 2003, this school was renamed
The Richard Rodgers School of the Arts and Technology
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 40° 47.333′ N, 73° 58.348′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 89th Street near between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 West 89th Street, New York NY 10024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ballet Hispanico of New York (within shouting distance of this marker); Claremont Riding AcademyClaremont Riding Academy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Where Poe wrote The Raven (approx. ¼ mile away); Where Poe Wrote “The Raven” (approx. ¼ mile away); Elizabeth Cady Stanton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barnett Newman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sergei Vassilevich Rachmaninoff (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . Richard Rodgers. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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