Brooklyn & Queens Heritage Sites

Allen AME Church

Allen AME Church

Brooklyn & Queens Heritage Sites

Brooklyn, NY

Houses on Hunterfly Road District
DESCRIPTION: Weeksville was founded here in 1827 as a free African American community shortly after the abolition of slavery in New York; it is now a National Historic Landmark; Susan McKinney-Stewart, New York’s first black female physician and Moses P Cobb, the first black policeman in Brooklyn’s 9th Ward were among luminaries who lived here; the remaining houses built between 1840 and 1883 have been/are being restored
ADDRESS: 1698, 1700, 1702, 1704, 1706 and 1708 Bergen Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: A, C lines

Jackie Robinson School
DESCRIPTION: Jackie Roosevelt Robinson (1919-1972), the barrier-breaking baseball player, lived in a house at this National Historic Landmark, before the site was razed for this elementary school in his honor; he played a huge role leading the Brooklyn Dodgers to pennants in 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953 and a World Series Championship in 1955; after retiring from baseball Jackie became Chairman of the Board of Freedom National Bank in Harlem and was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1962
ADDRESS: 46 McKeever Place MAP

RAPID TRANSIT: B, Q, S lines

Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1848 and the oldest remaining church in Brooklyn founded solely by African-Americans; today they include Spanish and Creole sermons
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8:30a
ADDRESS: 2530 Church Avenue MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 2, 5 lines
PHONE: 718-469-5900
WEBSITE:

First AME Zion Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1885; this church remains a positive force in the community with Zion Academy and pre-school programs
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 54 McDonough Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: A, C lines
PHONE: 718-638-3343
WEBSITE:

Bridge Street AME Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1766 by a mixture of races; the church incorporated in 1818 when it began following the AME direction; boy and girl scouts, after school, senior community programs extend its reach well beyond its 2,000 member congregation
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8a and 11a
ADDRESS: 277 Stuyvesant Avenue MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: A, C lines
PHONE: 718-452-3936
WEBSITE: http://www.bridgestreetamechurch.org

First Baptist Church of Crown Heights
DESCRIPTION: A church known for inspirational sermons
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30a
ADDRESS: 450 Eastern Parkway MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 2, 3, 4, 5 lines
PHONE: 718-778-1200
WEBSITE: http://firstbaptistcrownheights.org

Plymouth Church of the Pilgrim
DESCRIPTION: Considered by some to be the “Grand Central Station” of the Underground Railroad
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 75 Hick Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 2, 3, A, C lines
PHONE: 718-624-4743
WEBSITE: http://www.plymouthchurch.org

Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1860 by abolitionists and a major Underground Railroad station; annual spring gospel concert, fall Jazz concert founded by pianist Eubie Blake and now organized by pianist Billy Taylor, and Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, a publishing house
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 85 South Oxford Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: G, C lines
PHONE: 718-625-7515
WEBSITE: http://www.lapcbrooklyn.org

Queens, NY

Allen AME Church
DESCRIPTION: Former US Congressman and pastor, Floyd Flake, practically wrote the book on how to lead a congregation and community to economic empowerment and revitalization through this church
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 6:30a, 8:30a, 11a
ADDRESS: 111-54 Merrick Blvd MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 718-526-3510
WEBSITE: http://www.allencathedral.org

Louie Armstrong Residence
DESCRIPTION: Satchmo’s home from 1940 to 1971 when his music helped vault jazz into the nation’s mainstream culture; this restored red-brick home is designated a National Historic Landmark; no visitors
ADDRESS: 3456 107th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 7 line

Malcolm X Residence
DESCRIPTION: Malcolm X (el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz) moved his family to this seven-room house in July 1960; it was owned by the Nation of Islam; following his break with the organization in March 1964, the NOI ordered him to surrender his home and car back to the NOI; he resisted their eviction notice; on 14 February 1965, the residence was firebombed; on 18 February, the Shabazz Family was evicted; today it is a private residence
ADDRESS: 23-11 97th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: none

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