It’s Presidents Day! Of the 46 Presidents in the history of the United States, five have been born in New York state, including the most recent former President, Donald J. Trump. Of course, even more Presidents have made their mark on New York City, which you can discover in our previous guide on Presidential haunts from George Washington on.
For now, discover the U.S. Presidents from New York state from the most recent to the earliest in office!
1. Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in Queens at Jamaica Hospital, now known as the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Located at 8900 Van Wyck Expressway, the hospital can be seen from the Long Island Railroad as you approach Jamaica station. Particularly notable are the added words TRUMP PAVILION at the top of the Nursing and Rehabilitation building, dedicated for Trump’s mother.
Until he was four years old, Trump lived in a 2,000 square foot, five bedroom Tudor house in Jamaica Estates, Queens at 85-15 Warham Place. The house has been on and off the market in the last few years, with previous purchasers hoping to cash in on the Trump presidency. It certainly has garnered a premium, compared to the other houses in the neighborhood. Trump’s former house sold for $1.4 million in 2016, then $2.14 in 2017 to the company, Trump Birth House, LLC, described by the New York Post as “represented by a Flushing lawyer who works with Chinese buyers seeking overseas investments.”
The house was last on the market at $2.9 million in February 2019 (with an all-cash buy preferred by the sellers), was taken off the market 10 days later, and then failed to sell at auction. The realty company representing the house stated that the auction had been postponed to allow more time for crowdfunding groups who wanted to buy the house to raise money. There has been no news since November 2019 regarding the house. When Trump’s brother Robert was born, the family moved into to a much loftier 23-room Neoclassical revival mansion nearby at 85-14 Midland Parkway.
The rest of Trump’s holdings, including Trump Tower, are well-documented and you can locate them with our guide to his buildings in New York City. In October 2019, Trump filed for residency in Florida.