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Hansborough Recreation Center - NYC Parks & Recreation

Central Harlem

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Center Manager: Ellis Mercer
Phone: (212) 234-9603
Fax: (212) 234-9604
Cross Streets: Lenox Terrace Place between Lenox & 5th avenues

In 1984 the facility was named in memory of John Rozier Hansborough Jr. (1907-1981), a former Parks recreational employee and Harlem community leader. Born in the Bronx, Rozier moved with his family to Harlem when he was a teenager. He was a superb all-around athlete and played varsity football at Stuyvesant High School, where he was also a member of the Law Society. After graduating from Stuyvesant in 1925, Hansborough attended college at New York University and Howard University.

The facility opened to the public as the 134th Street Bathhouse on June 1, 1925 under the auspices of Manhattan Borough President Julius Miller. It was one of many bathhouses built early in the century to promote public health, hygiene, and recreation. According to a 1927 newspaper article, the Harlem facility was built at a cost of almost $500,000 and was

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Monday - Friday 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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