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Nestled in-between an interior garden courtyard, Dunbar Apartments tell the story of functional and thoughtful living without compromising the beauty and detail of its historical Harlem roots. Dunbar Apartments offer one, two, and three-bedroom classically simple apartment homes. The area provides easy access to Jackie Robinson Park, local restaurants and services, public tennis courts, and schools. For baseball fans, the Yankee Stadium lies just across the Harlem River. Transportation options include the 3, B, and D trains and access to multiple bus lines. Contact us to find out more about our community!

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Built by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. between 1926-1928, this historic complex was designed by architect Andrew J. Thomas, and named in honor of the famous African-American novelist and poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar. The buildings center around an interior garden courtyard, with each building "U"-shaped so that every apartment receives easy air flow and direct sunlight at some point during the day. Notable residences include the explorer Matthew Henson (who, along with Robert Perry, discovered the North Pole), and author and civil rights activist, W.E.B Du Bois. On the 26th of May 1970, the Dunbar was designated a New York City landmark and in 1979 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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