NYC Honorary Street Names


Leonard Bernstein Place (Manhattan)
Present name:West 65th Street
Location:Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue
Honoree: Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was the leading American composer and orchestra conductor of the 20th Century. He achieved international recognition for his work in both classical music and the Broadway stage. In 1953 he became the first American ever invited to conduct at La Scala. From 1958 to 1969 he was music director of the New York Philharmonic. Parallel with his classical career, he composed music for such famed Broadway musicals as "On the Town," "West Side Story," and "Candide."
William “Bill” Bernstein Parkway (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:Southwest corner of Avenue M and Ocean Parkway
Honoree: William Bernstein (b. 1957) worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center. He was killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001

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