Jackie Robinson’s Queens Neighborhood Declared A Landmark

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New York — A tony Queens enclave once home to a host of black stars – including Jackie Robinson and James Brown – became a historic district Tuesday on the first day of Black History Month.

The designation by the Landmarks Preservation Commission protects 422 buildings in the Addisleigh Park neighborhood from changes or demolition.

“They’re great American stories,” said Landmarks Commissioner Christopher Moore. “This is top shelf.”

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