New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Oscar J. Hijuelos
August 24, 1951 – October 12, 2013
— 419 West 118 Street, Manhattan —
Erected 2014 by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Hispanic Americans. In addition, it is included New York, New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions series list.
Location. 40° 48.474′ N, 73° 57.562′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 118th Street east of Amsterdam Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 419 West 118th Street, New York NY 10027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York City Defenses During the War of 1812 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carl Schurz Monument (about 700 feet away); Low Memorial Library (about 800 feet away); Battle of Harlem Heights (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbia University Midshipmen's Training (approx. 0.2 miles away); Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cecil B. DeMille (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Daniel Butterfield Statue (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Oscar Hijuelos. The HLPC page for Oscar Hijuelos, includes an embedded 33-minute video of the marker dedication. (Submitted on October 7, 2016.)
2. Oscar Hijuelos, Who Won Pulitzer... Dies at 62 (New York Times, 10/13/2013). (Submitted on October 7, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 3. submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.