Councilman relaunches bid to make Jackie Robinson’s Tilden Avenue home a landmark

Councilman Jumaane Williams has started a national petition to dedicate the Tilden Avenue home, which has already garnered 9,000 signatures. (4/15/14)

EAST FLATBUSH - After the city rejected a bid to make Jackie Robinson’s East Flatbush home a landmark last year, one councilman says he’s not giving up the fight. 

Councilman Jumaane Williams has started a national petition to dedicate the Tilden Avenue home, which has already garnered 9,000 signatures.

Williams says Jackie Robinson’s accomplishments should be celebrated and Brooklyn should know he lived in the borough when he broke baseball’s color barrier.

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The councilman is hoping the house, which is unoccupied, will eventually be restored and turned into a museum.

April 15 has been Jackie Robinson Day since it was first adopted in 2004.

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