New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
New York City Designated Landmark
Erected 1999 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 180 West 135th Street, New York NY 10030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scott Joplin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alexander Hamilton's House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Savoy Ballroom (approx. 0.3 miles away); His Holiness Pope John Paul II (approx. 0.3 miles away); 369th Infantry Regiment Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (approx. half a mile away); Hamilton Grange (approx. half a mile away); Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . Harlem YMCA (Wikipedia). "The Harlem YMCA, intended primarily for the use of African-American men at a time when most YMCAs were for whites only, was one of the best equipped YMCAs in the United States. Its upper floors were designed for use as residences, whose occupants include a number of prominent personalities.... African-American author Maria Celeste lived in the building from 1941 through 1946, Bill Clinton is a current member.... many notable black Americans have stayed at the facility, including Malcolm X – then Malcolm Little – who chose to stay there because of its proximity to his favorite (Submitted on May 4, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.