NYC Honorary Street Names
Samuel J. Battle Plaza (Manhattan)
Location:At the intersection of 135th Street and Lenox Avenue
Honoree: In 1911 Samuel J. Battle (1883-1966) became the first African-American appointed to the NYPD. He served the 38th Precinct in Harlem for many years. He became the first African-American to be become Sergeant in 1926, and the first African-American Lieutenant in 1935.
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